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Flyers sign defenseman Philippe Myers to entry-level contract

Add another young kid to the pipeline on defense ... even if his NHL chances seem slim at this stage.

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Interesting news here this afternoon. The Flyers have signed defenseman Philippe Myers to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Monday.

Myers was an invitee to Flyers training camp without a contract, and he seemed like a long-shot to be in the team's plans -- even considering that they liked him enough to bring him into camp. Here's what we wrote about Myers in our breakdown of the team's defensemen over the weekend:

Myers, who's 6'5" and just 18 years old, went undrafted this past June in his first year of draft eligibility. Clearly the team is a bit intrigued by him to bring him in here, but with him having posted just eight points in 60 games last year for Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL, it's unlikely his presence here is meant as anything more than an experience for him. It's likely he'll be someone the team will have its eye on in the Q this year, though.

He's a big kid without much scoring touch. It's hard to see what kind of pro future he might have, and given his lack of any type of scoring touch at the junior level, we doubt his NHL prospects are much. It's gotta be a sheer depth move, with hope that maybe he can turn into something since he's just 18. He still has some QMJHL eligibility left, so he probably won't even be a pro this season.