The Flyers announced Monday morning that they have avoided salary arbitration with RFA forward Brayden Schenn, signing him to a four year contract. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the deal carries a cap hit of $5.125MM per season making the total worth $20.5MM over the life of the contract. General Fanager adds that deal does not contain any no-trade or no-move protection.
Schenn is coming off a career year with Philadelphia. Last season, he posted career bests in goals (26), assists (33), and points (59) while averaging 16:54 of ice time per game. He also picked up a pair of assists in six postseason contests while logging just shy of 19 minutes a night.
Schenn has spent most of his career with the Flyers after being a first round pick of the Kings (5th overall) back in 2009. He was acquired by Philly back in 2011 along with Wayne Simmonds as part of the Mike Richards trade. In 354 games between Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Schenn has 84 goals and 109 assists.
CBC’s Tim Wharnsby reports that the structure of the deal is as follows:
2016-17: $3MM salary + $3MM signing bonus
2017-18: $2.5MM salary + $2.5MM signing bonus
2018-19: $2.5MM salary + $2.5MM signing bonus
2019-20: $2MM salary + $2.5MM signing bonus
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