Would you look at that, Flyers news! Earlier tonight the team announced that restricted free agent defenseman Philippe Myers signed a new three-year contract that carries an average annual value of $2,550,000.
DONE DEAL: Philly Myers will be back in the & ⚫️! https://t.co/1kBgjqD1ig— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 8, 2020
Myers, 23, appeared in 50 regular season games for the Flyers last season, as well as 16 post-season games, and has solidified himself a top-four role for the foreseeable future. The 6’5” defender tallied 4 goals and 12 assists in the regular season, and added an additional 3 markers once the league returned to play last August.
He finished the regular season with a 50.66 Corsi-For percentage at 5-on-5, the best among all Flyers defenders, and was a +17 ... which is neat. With Matt Niskanen retiring, Myers is expected to have an even larger role this season, potentially seeing top-pair minutes alongside Ivan Provorov. If that’s the case — and should he succeed there — the deal immediately tops every “best contracts in the league” list even with it being a bridge.
All-in-all, Myers had a very impressive showing in 2019-2020, and looks to be a real important player for the Flyers moving forward. When his deal expires, Myers is set to become a restricted free agent once again, granting the Flyers exclusive negotiating rights one more time.