The Philadelphia Flyers made a splash before the beginning of the 2nd round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Acquiring Tony DeAngelo from the Carolina Hurricanes.
DeAngelo is coming off an impressive rebound year in Carolina. Scoring 10-goals & adding 41-assists in 64-games for the Hurricanes.
The 5’11”, 180lbs right-handed defenseman is from nearby Sewell NJ.
After being drafted 19th overall in 2014, DeAngelo was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in 2016. Then to the Rangers in 2017.
“We’re very happy to add Tony to our team and I know he is very excited to join the Flyers,” said Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher. “We did our due diligence and we strongly believe in Tony and his ability to help our team. He is a right-handed shot who moves the puck extremely well and will drive offense from the back end for us.”
The Flyers sent three draft picks to the Hurricanes for DeAngelo. The 101st pick in this years draft, a 2024 2nd round pick & a 2023 3rd round pick.
After acquiring DeAngelo, the Flyers and DeAngelo quickly acquired to a two-year contract extenstion.
DeAngelo’s new deal is two-years, $10M ($5M AAV).
PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Slocum – AP