Philadelphia Flyers sign Dale Weise to 4-year contract

Dale Weise signs four-year deal with Philadelphia Flyers.

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed physical winger Dale Weise to a four-year deal worth $9.4 million, Bob McKenzie reports. Weise is a solid fourth line winger who is good on the forecheck and can get the puck in the net, which is what the Flyers need more of from their bottom line.

While the Flyers probably overpaid for Weise’s services, Weise does bring some good qualities to the table.

The signing of Weise likely spells the end of Ryan White‘s tenure in Philadelphia, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It was assumed that White would be re-signed by the Flyers, but Weise is a better scorer, a better skater and a better option on the second power play unit. While White turned out to be a key player on the Flyers’ fourth line, Weise is certainly the better option.

Over the last two seasons, Weise neared the 30-point mark for the Montreal Canadiens. He was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in February, but was unable to make much of an impact for the Hawks.

Weise will now be reunited with his former New York Rangers teammate Michael Del Zotto, who welcomed Weise to Philadelphia via Twitter before the news was confirmed.