Wade Allison Signed To Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract

Wade Allison, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images)
Wade Allison, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images) /

The 2016 second round pick has officially signed with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers announced this evening that they have signed prospect Wade Allison to a entry-level contract. As with Tanner Laczynski, the deal is for two seasons due to Allison being 22-years-old.

Allison spent his four year career at Western Michigan. He was the team’s alternate captain his last two seasons.

Prior to the team drafting him, Allison was in his final season with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. He collected 25 goals and 22 assists during the regular season. He was named the MVP of the playoffs after posting 16 points in 11 games. The Tri-City Storm won the championship that season.

Fast forward to now and his final season at Michigan, he posted 10 goals and a total of 23 points in 26 games this season. He was second on the team with 0.88 points-per game. Allison finished the season on a hot streak, collecting nine goals and 10 assists in his final 15 games.

Injuries limited Allison during three of his four seasons. He tore his ACL at the end of his sophomore year and was limited by the same knee his junior season. There was a chance Allison would sign after his sophomore or junior year. But he wanted to give it another go after the knee injury. And then decided to stay in college for his senior season.

This past year, a shoulder injury once again hurt him. But the way he ended the season is more like the Allison that the Flyers hope they’ll be getting now that he’s turning pro.

There had been speculation that Allison wasn’t interested in signing with the Flyers. He would’ve been a free agent on August 15th if he had decided not to sign.

Nonetheless, he will officially turn pro with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms next season.