According to a team release, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed free agent defenseman T.J. Brennan to a multi-year contract. Tim Panaccio of CSN gives us the financials: It’s a two-way deal which will pay Brennan $625K at the NHL level.
Brennan has long been a prolific offensive threat at the AHL level, twice winning the Eddie Shore trophy for the leagues best defenseman. Last season he put up 68 points in 69 games for the Marlies, leading the AHL’s best regular season club in points by a wide margin.
While he’s never really been given a chance at the NHL level, many believe that Brennan could help a big league powerplay. His defensive ability has been what has kept him in the AHL for so long, but perhaps a change of scenery and system will do the 27-year old wonders.