Flyers forward Nolan Patrick has accepted his qualifying offer.
He’s coming back! Nolan Patrick has accepted the qualifying offer that will guarantee him playing in a Flyers jersey next season.
According to PuckPedia, the deal is a one-year deal reportedly worth $874,125. The deal is pretty good insurance deal for the Flyers, as Patrick has to prove to the organization that he can stay healthy.
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Drafted in 2017 by the Flyers, Patrick made his NHL debut the same year at just 19 years old. In his debut season, he played in 73 games and scored 13 goals. He had an average 13:43 ice time, and it was clear that there was much-needed chemistry between Patrick and his linemates.
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In 2018, he scored 13 goals in 72 games played and quickly became a fan-favorite. However, the longevity of his NHL career was put into doubt when Patrick could not stay healthy and frequently missed time due to several injuries. Between upper-body injuries and migraine disorders, the forward just can’t stay healthy.
The 6-foot-2 forward missed all of last season due to a migraine disorder and it’s currently unclear when he will return to play – although there was some promising news that he could return by the start of the next season whenever that might be. It was announced earlier this month that Patrick participated in a scrimmage in his hometown in Canada.
Prior to all these injuries, Patrick was considered to be one of the top prospects in the organization for quite some time and was projected to produce above-average offense for the team.
Should Patrick stay healthy and participate in the upcoming season without further complications, it is possible that he could receive a long-term offer worth a little over $1 million. It just all depends on if he is able to stay healthy and active.