Lets stop the tantrums over this; Flyers bring back (D) Nick Seeler on a 2 year one/two-way deal
Earlier today the Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed defenseman Nick Seeler to a 2-year, one-way/two-way, contract that will pay an average of $775K (AAV).
The one/two-way deal means the contract will be one-way the first year, paying Seeler an NHL rate regardless of if he’s with the Flyers or Phantoms. The second year is a two-way deal and he’ll be paid an NHL rate if he’s with the Flyers and a lower rate if he’s with the Phantoms.
Chuck Fletcher is familiar with Seeler from his days in Minnesota where Nick played from 2016-2020. Seeler signed as a free agent with the Flyers on July 28, 2021 where he played 43 games. Nobody expected Seeler to play as much as he did, but the injury to Ryan Ellis really opened the door for him. Seeler scored 1G-2A and collected 29 penalty minutes in his first season with the O&B.
Anyone throwing a tantrum over the Flyers signing this guy to a one/two-way contract for the next two years to be a 7th/8th defenseman needs to stop. Did anyone expect him to play 43 games this year? No. The loss of Ryan Ellis, as early as it came, really hurt this defensive group. Throw in the fact that he had to play alongside Keith Yandle (who can’t skate anymore) and you have a pretty brutal defensive pairing.
Now, if the Flyers use him in the Top 4 or even start the season with him on any pair (they won’t unless something goes terribly wrong) then I will join you all in your incoherent hissy fits. Until then, lets save the outrage for when Chuck Fletcher inevitably signs Kadri to a 7-year deal.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today Sports