Flyers re-sign Tanner Laczynski to 2-year contract

Tanner Laczynski signed a brand new two-year, $1.525 million contract Wednesday.

Now he is simply hoping for good well being and a shot on the Flyers’ lineup.

Hip accidents have wreaked havoc on the 25-year-old heart, who has performed solely six video games for the large membership over the past two seasons.

Early in coaching camp final 12 months, Laczynski was knocked out of motion by a left hip harm. In 2020-21, his first 12 months on the professional stage, his season ended early due to a torn labrum in his proper hip. He additionally had core muscle surgical procedure prior to that shortened season and missed the membership’s mini coaching camp.

Laczynski’s new deal is a two-way contract in Year 1 and a one-way contract in Year 2, whereas the common annual worth of it’s $762,500. The 2016 sixth-round draft choose was a restricted free agent this offseason. When his new deal expires, he’ll be unrestricted.

The 2022-23 season is a turning-point type of 12 months for Laczynski, comparable to forwards Morgan Frost and Wade Allison. Allison, a 2016 draft choose and four-year faculty product like Laczynski, has additionally battled accidents. They’re gamers not on entry-level offers and attempting to discover their footing on the NHL stage with the group that drafted them.

“I believe we have been fairly conscious, even going again to final summer time, that this coming 12 months we’re going to want a few of these younger gamers to play,” Flyers normal supervisor Chuck Fletcher stated May 3 at his end-of-the- season press convention. “You take a look at guys like Allison and Laczynski who want waivers, these are guys who’re 24, 25 years outdated. It’s kind of now or by no means for a few of these gamers.

“I believe what [the end of last season] confirmed me is that we’re going to have some choices and have some depth, which is sweet as a result of if someone does get harm or someone has a tricky camp, then hopefully we now have different gamers who’re in a position to benefit from that chance.”

Per, Laczynski will likely be exempt from waivers for one more 48 video games. If he would not meet that this 12 months, he is not exempt the next 12 months.

When wholesome, Laczynski has been excellent on the AHL stage. In 42 profession video games with AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley, he has recorded 27 factors (13 objectives, 14 assists), 110 photographs and a plus-4 ranking.

Come coaching camp, he’ll be pushing for enjoying time within the Flyers’ backside six. He performs a 200-foot fashion and was well-groomed at Ohio State.

The Flyers re-signed restricted free brokers Frost and Isaac Ratcliffe this month. Allison, Owen Tippett and Zack MacEwen are among the many different RFAs in line for brand new offers earlier than the beginning of the season. MacEwen has an arbitration listening to scheduled for Aug. 8.

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