At least one more puzzle to the Flyers defensive picture has been solved, as restricted free agent blueliner Marc-Andre Bourdon was signed to a multi-year contract extension reported to be for two years with an average annual value of $612,500 per season.
That’s a significant down-grade from his initial entry-level deal whose cap hit was $875,000 according to NHLNumbers.com.
Bourdon, who will turn 23 on September 17, missed time last season due to a concussion. Still, he made an impression during several call-ups, totaling four goals and seven points in 45 games for Philadelphia.
In addition, first-round selection Scott Laughton was brought on board with an entry-level contract, believed to be the standard three-year variety.
Laughton, the 20th overall pick in June, rattled off 21 goals and 53 points in 64 games with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. The 18-year-old from the Toronto metro area has poured in 76 points over 127 games in Canadian juniors.