Flyers Hand Out 2nd Multi-Year Extension of the Day

The Philadelphia Flyers continue to lock in players on this Friday, signing their second forward of the day to a multi-year contract. 

It's a two-year deal for Ryan Poehling, worth $1.9 million AAV, and it takes him right to his unrestricted free agency in 2026. 

The 25-year-old former first-rounder was a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights, playing this season on a one-year, $1.4 million deal.

Poehling is a strong presence on the Flyers penalty-killing unit, who also brings plenty of speed to the bottom-six.

Appearing in his 5th NHL season, the Minnesota-born forward is having a solid year, on pace to break his career highs for goals, points and time on ice. He has five goals and nine assists for 14 points thus far through 44 games, while playing just over 13 minutes a night. 

Poehling was a first-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, going 25th overall out of the St. Cloud State program. The Canadiens dealt him to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the summer of 2022, but the Pens declined to give him a qualifying offer last offseason. He then signed with the Flyers as a free agent. 

Perhaps his most notable achievement thus far was notching an unexpected hat trick in his NHL debut back at the end of the 2018-19 season. He likely won't have too many more of those, but still provides great value. 

His extension comes mere hours after the Flyers also locked up a big piece of their core going forward, Owen Tippett, to a massive 8-year deal.

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