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Devils Make Nico Hischier No. 1 Pick: Flyers Take Nolan Patrick No. 2

Jun 23, 2017 7:29 PM

The New Jersey Devils have selected center Nico Hischier as the no. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft.

Hischier led Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies with 38 goals and 86 points for the Halifax Mooseheads. He also scored three goals and seven points in five games for Switzerland at 2017 World Juniors.

His selection is the highest for a Swiss-born player.

Nolan Patrick went second to the Philadelphia Flyers. Patrick, who played for the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings, has battled sports hernia injuries that limited his playing time to 33 regular-season games and four postseason games during the 2016-17 campaign.

Patrick scored 92 goals and 205 points in 163 career games with Brandon.

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Coyotes Acquire Nick Cousins From Flyers For 2018 Pick

Jun 17, 2017 12:34 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Nick Cousins from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia got a 2018 fifth-round pick and the rights to unsigned forward prospect Brendan Warren, also sending unsigned goaltending prospect Merrick Madsen to Arizona. The teams announced the deal Friday night in advance of the trade freeze that begins Saturday afternoon before the Vegas expansion draft.

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Flyers Sign Shayne Gostisbehere To Six-Year, $27M Deal

Jun 10, 2017 1:19 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to a $27 million, six-year contract extension.

Gostisbehere, 24, had seven goals and 39 points in 76 games this season, a drop-off from a rookie season that saw Flyers fans chanting for "Ghost."

He had 17 goals and 46 points as rookie.

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Flyers Hire Kris Knoblauch As Assistant Coach

Jun 7, 2017 2:25 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have hired rising coaching star Kris Knoblauch as an assistant.

Knoblauch was Connor McDavid's junior coach and is coming off an Ontario Hockey League championship with the Erie Otters. The 38-year-old has led Erie to four consecutive 50-win seasons.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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NHL Suspends Schenn For First Three Games Next Season
The NHL has suspended Brayden Schenn for charging T.J. Oshie on Sunday.

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Red Wings Move Closer To Playoffs
The Red Wings will be back in the NHL playoffs if they beat the Bruins on Thursday night.

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Flyers Add Veteran Goaltender Ray Emery
Ray Emery will not be eligible to play in the NHL playoffs.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 30th Goal Of Season
Alex Ovechkin becomes only the third player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in their first 11 seasons.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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