The Flyers and goaltender Alex Lyon agreed to a two-year contract on Friday morning. The 25-year-old Lyon avoids arbitration and will return to the Flyers in 2018. Lyon made his NHL debut last season and appeared in 11 games and posted a .905 save percentage with the club when Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth were out with injuries.
Lyon will likely return to the Phantoms for the 2018-19 season and share the net with top-ranked goalie prospect Carter Hart and Anthony Stolarz while being the first call-up should Elliott or Neuvirth miss time.
Since joining the Flyers in April 2016 as a free agent from Yale University, Lyon has posted solid numbers in the AHL. Last season, Lyon appeared in 27 games with the Phantoms, going 16-8-2 with a .913 save percentage – which ranked 21st among all goaltenders. While his regular season numbers were stellar, he turned up his game even more in the postseason. Appearing in 11 games, Lyon went 6-5 and posted a .944 save percentage – the best in the postseason among goalies with at least 10 games played. His best game coming in Game 4 of the Phantoms’ first-round series with the Charlotte Checkers which saw Lyon make 94 saves including 74 straight as the Phantoms beat the Checkers in a 5OT marathon – the longest game in AHL history.
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