Flyers Re-Sign RFA Defenseman Brandon Manning

According to Flyers Insider Anthony SanFilippo, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed 23-year-old defenseman Brandon Manning to a one year, two-way contract. Financial terms were not immediately available.

Manning experienced very limited time with the big club last year, registering just two assists in six games towards the end of the season. He played four games with the Flyers two seasons ago on an emergency call-up basis.

He spent most of last season in the AHL, registering six goals and 13 assists in 46 games. Those accolades proved enough to play at the All-Star Game after fellow blueliner Erik Gustafsson could not make it due to an injury.

Manning was not drafted by an NHL team, nor a WHL team until he earned a roster spot with the Chilliwack Bruins. He will join a crowded and veteran blue line coming into training camp, considerably lowering his chances of suiting up in orange and black right away this fall.


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