Oh you thought today's news was done? NOPE.
The Flyers announced that they're re-signed Brayden Schenn -- who was set to hit restricted free agency next week -- to a two-year, $5 million contract extension, according to TSN.
Brayden Schenn's new two year deal with PHI pays him $2.25M and $2.75M for an AAV of $2.5M.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 23, 2014
You'll remember that Ron Hextall called Schenn's signing a "top priority" for the Flyers this offseason. Now it's done, and it's not bad at all. Schenn actually winds up costing slightly less against the cap than he did on his entry-level contract, which was loaded with bonuses that carried his cap hit up north of $3 million per season.
Now he's at just $2.5 million for the next two years, which is a solid bridge deal. (For an example of a similar sort of deal, see Claude Giroux's bridge contract signed in 2010; he then cashed in on his next contract in 2013.) He'll still be under RFA control after those two seasons, so that's good for the Flyers.
For the record, our Kevin Christmann totally called this back in January when he said he expected Brayden Schenn would get a two-or-three-year contract extension worth between $2 and $2.5 million per year.
June 23, man. Never fails.