The Philadelphia Flyers have extended Joel Farabee for six years. The 21-year-old winger’s new contract pays him an average of $5 million per year.
OFFICIAL: Six more years for Philly Joel! https://t.co/7ZT15nejzn
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 2, 2021
Joel Farabee Extended by Flyers
In his sophomore campaign, Farabee rapidly emerged as one of the Flyers’ top forwards. He was the only Philadelphia player to reach 20 goals during the 2020-21 season, adding 18 assists for a total of 38 points through 55 games played. Farabee’s possession numbers were 52.8 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 0.9. He also logged 28 minutes in penalties.
Over his two-year NHL career, Farabee has remained with the Philadelphia Flyers. He has 28 goals and 31 assists for 59 points in 107 career games. Farabee was originally drafted in the first round, 14th overall in the 2018 NHL draft.
What This Means for the Future
It has been an active offseason for the Flyers. After missing the playoffs last season, the team brought in several new players, including Ryan Ellis and Cam Atkinson, with the hopes of assembling a more competitive roster. At the same time, the Flyers have also been trying to ensure that some of their better in-house pieces return, re-signing restricted free agents Carter Hart and Travis Sanheim and offering an eight-year extension to Sean Couturier. With Farabee’s extension, which comes just a week after Couturier’s, the team continues to work to lock down their core players.
Farabee is undoubtedly one of the Flyers’ most promising talents. While the majority of the team’s young players regressed during the 2020-21 season, he took a significant step forward and solidified himself as a top-six forward. Assuming Farabee continues on the same trajectory, the Flyers will have secured themselves a star for the foreseeable future.