The new (and shockingly) improved Philadelphia Flyers have just inked another piece of their defense for years to come.
At about 2 P.M. (EST) today, the team announced on its official website that they would be signing defenseman T.J. Brennan to a multiyear contract extension. The team did not release details regarding money or yearly length, however, his current contract, signed in 2016, is a multiyear, two-way deal worth $625,000 in the NHL and $325,000 in the AHL.
Often forgotten in the mix of Flyers/Phantoms defensemen, Brennan has not been in an NHL contest since 2015-16 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but is considered to be an elite offensive defensemen in the minors. Collecting 12 goals and 27 assists in 48 games this season (4th amongst all AHL defensemen), the 9th year defender is a critical cornerstone of Lehigh Valley’s offense. Also a two-time Eddie Shore award winner (given to the best defenseman in the AHL for a season), Brennan is a proven asset for the organization from Phantoms to Flyers and this contract extension proves Hextall is willing to invest in his future despite having other, younger defensemen on payroll.
Raised in Moorestown, the hometown kid was an easy signing for a team lavishing in the surprise Philadelphian success as of late.