Tanner Laczynski Signed To Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract

Tanner Laczynski, Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
Tanner Laczynski, Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /

The 2016 sixth round pick is officially signed to the Flyers organization.

The Flyers announced this afternoon that they have signed prospect Tanner Laczynski to a two-year, entry-level contract. The contract is two years as opposed to the typical three years due to Laczynski being 22 years of age. Players age 18-21 can be signed to the three year contact.

Laczynski has spent the last four seasons at Ohio State University. He served as the team’s alternate captain thus last year.

His 34 points led the team and was tied for third in the Big Ten Conference. Laczynski ranked second in the conference with 23 assists. His 17 points on the power play were tops on Ohio and in the conference.

Laczynski had led Ohio in points in two of his last three seasons. He earned First Team All-Big Ten in 2018. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He has also been named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete three times.

During his freshman season, he was voted as the team’s Most Valuable Freshman. He had 10 goals and 22 assists during the season. He was fourth among B1G freshman in points and 11th among all NCAA freshman.

Throughout his collegiate career, Laczynski collected 48 goals and 95 assists in 138 games. He ended his career averaging 1.04 points-per-game.

Internationally, Laczynski played for Team USA. During the WJC-20 in 2017, he appeared in seven games and collected one goal and one assist. He captured a gold medal with the team that year.

The Flyers avoided losing Laczynski to free agency as they were set to lose his rights in August. They clearly see a future for him with the organization and made sure to get him signed. Wade Allison now remains as the lone prospect looking for a contract before his rights expire in August.

It’s possible the Flyers could be looking to sign players like Noah Cates and Wyatt Kalynuk as well.