The Flyers have signed the 2018 fifth-round pick to a three-year deal that will begin in the 2020-21 season.
The Flyers made a somewhat noteworthy signing before their loss to the Boston Bruins last night. The team announced that they have signed defenseman Wyatte Wylie to an entry-level contract. His rights were set to expire on June 1st of this year.
Wylie is in his final season with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL and is having an impressive year. Through 62 games this season, he has 14 goals and 50 assists. Both are career highs for Wylie at the junior level. He has the fourth-most points on the team and the most by a defenseman. He is one point away from tying Kevin Davis’ record for the most points in a season by an Everett defenseman.
In the WHL, he has the second-most points by a defenseman. Currently, only Alex Cotton of the Lethbridge Hurricanes has more with 67 points. During his career thus far, Wylie has posted 31 goals and 121 assists in 272 regular-season games. He has three goals and 10 assists in 43 career postseason games. Wylie spent his first two seasons with the Silvertips as a teammate of Carter Hart‘s.
Averaging 1.03 points-per-game, Wylie has five regular-season games left with the Silvertips. He was injured during the team’s game on Saturday, however. He is currently listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Everett is second in the U.S. Division, second in the Western Conference and second in the league. The team clinched home-ice advantage for the first round. There is still a chance they could finish first in the division as well. The playoffs are set to begin on March 27th.
The Silvertips have made it to at least the Western Conference semi-final in five straight seasons so Wylie will almost certainly be waiting until next season to make his professional debut.
Wylie has proven to the Flyers that he took their advice seriously after he left training camp this past summer without signing. And the team has rewarded him with that entry-level contract.