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Philadelphia Flyers Defencemen Pens Contract Extension

Travis Sanheim Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Thursday evening, the signing of defencemen Travis Sanheim. The extension is good for 8 years at $6.25 million AAV. This keeps the Elkhorn, Manitoba native with the Flyers through the 2030-2031 season. Philadelphia signed Sanheim just hours before their 2022 season opener against the New Jersey Devils.

Travis Sanheim Signs Contract with Philadelphia Flyers

What Sanheim Brings

Last season Sanheim recorded 36 points in 80 games played with the Flyers. His dynamic presence on the Flyers blue line had the 26-year-old poised as one of the Flyers best defencemen. He has climbed steadily through the Flyers depth chart over his past five seasons with the team. Sanheim was the Flyers first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft. Since joining the team he has progressed steadily but took a little bit of a dive in the 2020-2021 season. His bounce-back year last season showed the Flyers what they needed to see to believe in Sanheim. Sanheim still needs to bring consistency to the table but with this term, the Flyers believe he will deliver.

Looking Forward

In a statement to the media during the announcement, Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher stated:

“We’re extremely happy to have Travis under a long-term contract and see him as a key piece of our team’s future. Travis has improved each season to become a highly reliable player and key contributor on the blueline. Furthermore, he is someone who has developed his entire career with us and has grown into a valuable leader for our team.”

Sanheim followed up by voicing his excitement to remain with the organization.

“Obviously, I’m really excited. It’s a huge day not only for me but for my family and friends as well,” said Sanheim. “To be drafted not only by Philly, but in Philly, and now to sign a long-term deal here, it means a lot. I love this city, love the fan base and I’m excited to turn this around and get things going. There’s no better place to win than Philly.”

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