Flyers acquire defenseman Tony DeAngelo from the Carolina Hurricanes
The Flyers have acquired defenseman Tony DeAngelo and a 7th from the Carolina Hurricanes for second, third, and fourth round draft picks. DeAngelo was promptly extended to a 2-year, $5 million deal following the trade.
Credit to @PierreVLeBrun with the return for DeAngelo, #Flyers trade 2nd, 3rd and 4th round picks for his rights (RFA) to bring the South Jersey kid home to Philly https://t.co/zLy9xB8WMY— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 8, 2022
DeAngelo had an explosive offensive season with 51 points in 64 games in Carolina. He topped that off with 10 points in 14 playoff games as well.
Tony DeAngelo Off-Ice Issues
The production and talent from Tony DeAngelo has never been the question, it’s been the off ice issues that forced him out of New York and into a prove-it deal with the Hurricanes.
The draft picks the Flyers sent the other way are scattered across multiple upcoming years which may soften the blow to some. It leads me to believe there is more coming to this defensive situation than meets the eye.
Whether it’s a potential move or Ryan Ellis injury shutdown announcement, this felt awfully urgent to me. Maybe I’m overthinking this a tad and the Flyers simply like the South Jersey native enough to add him to the existing core.
One thing is for certain, and that is that Tony DeAngelo is the newest member of the Philadelphia Flyers.
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