Flyers Re-Sign Fringe NHL Prospect

The Philadelphia Flyers bring back Tanner Laczynski on a two-year, $1.525 million contract. The first year of this 25 year old center's contract will be a two-way deal and he will be waiver exempt before the contract turns into a one-way where he will then be waiver eligible in 2023-24. His minimum guaranteed salary in 2022-23 is $175,000.

Laczynski was drafted in the sixth round in 2016 at 169th overall. He spent a full four years at Ohio State University where he was very good each season before turning pro in 2020-21. He has had a short look in each of the past two seasons. He appeared in five games in 2020-21 in the NHL for the Flyers and just one game last season. Next season will be big for him to prove he can stick around and start to contribute in a bottom-six role for the Flyers as there is opportunity there at forward.

The young forward didn't have a difficult time adjusting to pro in the AHL as he has put up 13 goals and 27 points in 42 games over the past two seasons. Laczynski is now at the age where forwards may get their last look at the NHL to prove they can stick around and become an NHL player. If he doesn't make the Flyers out of training camp, he should be one of the first names called if the team once again has injury trouble and if he can stay healthy himself.

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