Philadelphia Flyers Wiretap

Flyers Sign Coveted College Free Agent Mike Vecchione

Mar 31, 2017 9:12 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Mike Vecchione to an entry-level contract.

Ron Hextall said Vecchione would play for the team this season, but added the 24-year-old's NHL debut probably wouldn't come Saturday against the New Jersey Devils.

"We're excited about it," Hextall said. "We identified a couple of guys, college free agents, and Mike was one of them. Thankfully we got him."

Vecchione had 29 goals and 34 assists in 38 games for Union College and is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA's top player. His 63 points were tied for the most in the country.

Vecchione was one of the top college free agents available, ultimately picking the Flyers over the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning.


Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, NCAA, Signing

Steve Downie Critical Of Don Cherry, Coyotes

Dec 24, 2016 1:51 AM

Former NHL forward Steve Downie went on a lengthy Twitter rant Friday night, taking aim at hockey commentator Don Cherry and the Arizona Coyotes.

Downie, who played parts of eight seasons in the NHL, criticized the culture of violence that he believes Cherry perpetuates through his "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em" series of videos.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor

Flyers Tried To Lure Eric Lindros Out Of Retirement

Nov 13, 2016 1:25 AM

The Flyers tried to entice Eric Lindros into a comeback five years after his retirement from the NHL, Lindros confirmed on Friday during the Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend.

The offer came at some point after Lindros played in the alumni game ahead of the 2012 Winter Classic.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor

Marian Hossa Scores 500th Career Goal

Oct 19, 2016 1:38 AM

Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa became the 44th NHL player to reach 500 career goals in Tuesday night's 7-4 win over the Flyers.

"Obviously doing it at home in front of our fans, in Game 4 [of the season], I couldn't be happier," Hossa said. "Especially, you know, the guys ended up winning this game; it feels great."

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Flyers, Brayden Schenn Agree To Four-Year Deal

Jul 26, 2016 2:05 AM

Brayden Schenn and the Flyers have agreed to a four-year deal, narrowly avoiding arbitration.

Sources tell ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that the deal has an average annual value of $5.125 million.

Schenn, 24, was a restricted free agent after posting career highs with 20 goals and 33 assists in 80 games last season.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Signing

Flyers Sign Radko Gudas To Four-Year Extension

Jun 24, 2016 1:14 AM

The Flyers signed Czech defenseman Radko Gudas to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

A source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that it is a four-year extension worth $3.35 million annually.

Gudas had six goals and five assists in 76 games this past season.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Signing

NHL Suspends Schenn For First Three Games Next Season

Apr 27, 2016 1:15 AM

The NHL on Tuesday suspended Flyers forward Brayden Schenn for the first three games of the 2016-17 season for charging Capitals forward T.J. Oshie in Game 6 on Sunday.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Red Wings Move Closer To Playoffs

Apr 7, 2016 1:28 AM

If the Red Wings extend their playoff streak to 25 seasons, this might be the game that did it. Behind a strong performance from Jimmy Howard, who had a shutout and an assist, the Red Wings beat the Flyers 3-0 on Wednesday night.

All Detroit has to do is beat the Bruins on Thursday night in Boston and the Red Wings are back in the playoffs.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Flyers Add Veteran Goaltender Ray Emery

Apr 3, 2016 2:14 AM

The Flyers signed goaltender Ray Emery on Friday to a contract for the remainder of the season.

The 33-year-old Emery joined the Flyers on a professional tryout agreement earlier in the week. Because he signed after the trade deadline, he is not eligible to play in the playoffs.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Signing

Alex Ovechkin Scores 30th Goal Of Season

Feb 7, 2016 11:45 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored an atypical goal that put him in elite company in hockey history on Sunday.

The Capitals came back to beat the Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in their first 11 seasons.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Kings Trade Weal, Draft Pick To Flyers For Lecavalier, Schenn
Vincent Lecavalier has played in seven games with the Flyers this season and has one point.

Press Release

Connor McDavid Out 'Months' With Broken Clavicle
Connor McDavid will require surgery after breaking his collarbone on Tuesday night.

Flyers' Raffl Suffers Upper-Body Injury In Win Over Rangers
Michael Raffl took an elbow to the head from Jarret Stoll.

Philadelphia Flyers Hold Players-Only Meeting
Veteran Flyers were disappointed with their 7-1 loss to the Panthers in Florida on Saturday.

Simon Gagne Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Simon Gagne scored 264 goals in 691 regular-season games for the Flyers.

Daniel Briere Retires From NHL
Daniel Briere spent last season with the Avs, scoring eight goals in 57 games.

Jakub Voracek, Flyers Agree To Extension
Jakub Voracek scored 22 goals for the Flyers last season.

Flyers Sign Sean Couturier To Six-Year Deal
Sean Couturier scored a career-high 15 goals for the Flyers last season.

Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Voted Into HOF
Chris Pronger is still under contract as an NHL player.

Coyotes Acquire Grossman, Pronger From Flyers For Gagner, Pick
Nicklas Grossman registered 5-9-14 in 68 games with the Flyers last season.

Press Release

Flyers Name Dave Hakstol Head Coach
Dave Hakstol led North Dakota to seven Frozen Fours in 11 seasons as head coach.

Hal Gill Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
Hal Gill, 40, was an imposing presence on the ice during his 16-year NHL career.

Flyers Decide To Fire Coach Craig Berube
Craig Berube had a 75-58-28 record with the Flyers over the past two seasons.

Craig Berube Still Flyers' Head Coach
The Flyers players have given Craig Berube lukewarm reviews following a 33-31-18 season.

NHL Names Hammond, Schenn, Foligno 'Three Stars'
Andrew Hammond helped the Senators continue their playoff push by posting a 3-0-1 record.

Flyers Expected To Fill Need For No. 1 Defenseman From Within
Because of salary-cap problems, Ron Hextall said that player would have to come from within the organization.

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Sidney Crosby Scores 300th NHL Goal
The Penguins lost 4-1 to the Flyers on Wednesday night as Sidney Crosby upped his NHL-leading point total to 80.

Blues Give Hitchcock His 700th Regular-Season Victory
The Blues edged the Flyers 1-0 in a shootout on Thursday night.

Hawks Send Draft Picks To Flyers For Timonen
Kimmo Timonen has not played this season, but has been cleared for contact.

Flyers Extend Nick Schultz Two-Years
Flyers defenseman Nick Schultz has two goals in 55 games this season.