7 Potential UFAs The Flyers Can Actually Afford

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Originally drafted 84th overall back in 2009 by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd-round, the now unrestricted free agent veteran winger is a perfect fit for new HC John Tortorella’s system. Deslauriers would provide a very physical 4th line enforcer presence that the Flyers could desperately use. At 6’1” 220 lbs, his value as Tortorella’s bulldog could be limitless to a team like Philadelphia that lacks a necessary size, strength and ability to intimidate and wear down their opponent.

Deslauriers has never taken up much cap room throughout his career and is coming off of a two-year deal worth $2 million that he signed with Anaheim before moving to Minnesota at last year’s trade deadline in March. It’s more than reasonable to believe the Flyers could ink Deslauriers, 31, to a short-term deal worth around $1 million or less—especially if he’s got interest in playing for a coach like John Tortorella, who would surely put the veteran winger’s style to good use.