7 Potential UFAs The Flyers Can Actually Afford

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Arguably one of the better signings to make on this list, Vincent Trocheck is a Pennsylvania native who is one of the best, if not the best, middle-six two-way centers in the entire league. At 5’10” 183 lbs, Trocheck is not the biggest guy but surely packs at punch with all of his on-ice capabilities. He has had 4 50-point season in the last 7 years, where two of his three seasons with less than 50-points were during the COVID-shortened seasons.

Drafted 64th overall by FLA in the 3rd-round of 2011 NHL Draft, Vincent Trocheck has likely already exceeded the original expectations for him when drafted, and he continues to grow more as a two-way player each year. Coming off of what is arguably his most well-balanced season of his career, Trocheck finished the 2021-22 regular season with 21 goals on 51 points in 81 games played. He also recorded 10 points in his 14 playoff games during this year’s Stanley Cup Finals.

Trocheck, 28, is a great two-way center to plug somewhere in the middle six of the forward lineup and he is projected to come with a cost of about $4m or so. That would only be $1 million more per year than the Flyers are currently paying Oskar Lindblom or Scott Laughton for a guy with a career FO% of 52% and consistently scores at least 50 points while also putting in work on the defensive end.

If only he wasn’t from Pittsburgh and Trocheck would be perfect!