Flyers re-sign Adam Ginning to two-year contract

Adam Ginning only played nine games this past season, but he did enough to impress the front office with his potential.
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The first bit of internal free-agent business has been taken care of by the Flyers. And while it's not a major signing, it's a sign of who the team believes can be a future part of the defensive group.

Adam Ginning has been re-signed to a two-year deal, 1.575M contract. The first year is a two-way deal, meaning he would make less if he was assigned to the minors. The second year will pay him the same no matter which league he pays in. With rumors that Ginning was thinking about going back overseas after the season, the one-way deal in the second year is especially important.

Ginning appeared in nine games this season, scoring his first NHL goal in his final game against the Blue Jackets. It was one of the lone highlights in a blowout 6-2 loss, Philadelphia's seventh straight loss. Before this season, Ginning had appeared in a single NHL game during the 2022-23 season. And while this was a small sample size, there was plenty to like about Ginning's potential at the NHL level.

Adam Ginning impressed in a small sample size

Ginning helped control play in the Flyers' favor in his nine games thanks to his 56.70 CF% at even strength. He had a position xGF% (51.87%) while Philadelphia broke even on goals scored and allowed with him on the ice. Ginning was primarily paired with Ronnie Attard, someone he often played with in the NHL. The two posted impressive numbers together in just under 90 minutes of ice time together. The Flyers outchanced, outshot, and outscored the opposition in their time on the ice.

Again, it's a small sample and is not indicative of what Ginning's future at the NHL level may look like. But it is a promising sign that he has been able to hold his own against bigger and faster players. This signing doesn't mean that Ginning is guaranteed a spot with the Flyers this upcoming season. With Jamie Drysdale and Rasmus Ristolainen expected to be healthy for training camp, there isn't a ton of room on the backend.

The Flyers are also expected to re-sign Egor Zamula as well. Add in the potential for Erik Johnson to return, and spots fill up. quickly. A strong camp could put Ginning on the bubble of a spot, but it wouldn't be surprising if he spends some time in Lehigh Valley this season.