Travis Sanheim has agreed an eight-year, $50M extension ($6.25M AAV) with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The 26-year-old right hand defenseman was going to be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.
Sanheim is coming off arguably his best season of his five year NHL career. Finishing last season with 7-goals & 24-assists in 80-games with the Flyers. Including a team high +9 rating.
The former 1st round pick (17th overall) in 2014, will now be with the Flyers for the next nine-seasons.
In his five year NHL career, Sanheim has 29-goals & 87-assists in 335-games. All of which have been with the Flyers.
Last week, heard Sanheim & Flyers set a Game1 deadline to get a contract extension done. Guess they are taking it down to the wire. Both sides working hard to get this done today. #FueledByPhilly https://t.co/AExe2U7XyZ
— Brandon J. Sommermann (@B_Sommermann) October 13, 2022
At the beginning of training camp, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher expressed his interest in extending Sanheim. Saying the goal was to sign Sanheim to an extension and that talks had already begun.
Today, 23-days later, the Flyers & Sanheim finalized a multi-year extension to keep Travis in Philadelphia.
With Sanheim extended, the Flyers now have a big commitment to their defense core for the next two seasons. Spending a combined $23M on their top-four defensemen. Which, does not include Ryan Ellis & his $6.25M cap hit.
The Flyers open up their 2022-2023 season tonight at the Wells Fargo Center vs the New Jersey Devils.
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