The Philadelphia Flyers have recently signed two of their players to contract extensions. Michael Raffl was given a 2-year $2.2 million contract and Andrew Macdonald signed a six year $30 million contract. One player who has yet to sign a contract extension is Brayden Schenn. Schenn who is only 22 years old will become a restricted free agent after the Flyers playoff run has ended.
I am a little shocked the Flyers have not resigned Schenn. Schenn has put up career numbers with 20 goals and 21 assists contributing to 41 points this season. Not to mention, he has started every game this season. With Schenn, it seems the Flyers would be foolish to let him leave the team as a free agent. Schenn provides the team with a forward who is not afraid to hit, wins face-offs, and can transition to center and wing. Schenn accumulated 200 hits, 296 faceoff wins, and 178 shots on goal, six of those shots ended up being game winning goals. In addition, Schenn is still a young player who has time to develop and improve his game.
The Flyers are heading to the playoffs and will take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Quarterfinals. If Schenn gets hot in the playoffs and provides the team with clutch goals and makes good decisions with the puck, would that provide the Flyers with enough to re-sign him? If the Flyers do end up resigning Schenn in the offseason, I think a multiyear deal for 10 to 12 million is likely.
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