Flyers bring back Samuel Morin on one-year deal worth $750,000
Chuck Fletcher is really putting an emphasis on defense this offseason, extending long-time Flyer Samuel Morin on a one-year deal. Morin was drafted 11th overall by Philly in 2013 and played his first game with the Phantoms in 2015. This past season Morin played 20 games for Philadelphia and recorded his first NHL goal. His contract is worth $750,000 over one season.
During his time with the Flyers, Sam has been a fan-favorite for his aggressive playstyle, ranking third in penalty minutes for the Flyers despite playing less than half of the season. Nearly every move so far this offseason has been regarding the defense, from acquiring Ryan Ellis from the Predators to Rasmus Ristolainen from Buffalo.
After this move, the Flyers have roughly $11.7 million in cap space, according to Cap Friendly, with that number likely dwindling when their qualifying offers for restricted free agency are announced soon. After retaining Samuel Morin, the Flyers’ attention is now on bringing back RFA’s Carter Hart and Travis Sanheim.
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