Yesterday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have re-signed both Tyrell Goulbourne and Taylor Leier to one-year contracts. Forward Danick Martel has also accepted his qualifying offer on a one-year contract and will return to the Flyers organization for the 2018-19 season. Leier will again look to make the Flyers’ roster out of training camp this year, while Goulbourne and Martel likely will begin the season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Leier, who was selected 117th overall in the 2012 draft, made the big club out of camp and played 39 games as a Flyer last season. Posting just one goal and four assists, he averaged 10:29 of ice time during his first full year on the NHL level. With the Flyers’ offseason moves, like the addition of James van Riemsdyk, Leier could potentially find himself shoved farther down on the depth charts, but he still has an opportunity to prove himself again throughout training camp.
Goulbourne will return to the Phantoms this year after posting career-high numbers last season. With eight goals and eleven assists during the regular season, he also added two goals during the Phantoms 2018 postseason run. The 24-year-old also made his NHL debut with the Flyers in early January and appeared in nine games with the big club. Goulbourne is known more for his physicality, which will certainly be of use for the Phantoms in the upcoming season, as they look to make another deep Calder Cup run.
Danick Martel was the final announcement for the Flyers organization yesterday, as he accepted his qualifying offer to return to the organization for another year. This will be Martel’s fifth year with the Phantoms; he currently holds the record for most games played in Lehigh Valley (199). In that time, he has tallied up 68 goals and 52 assists for the Phantoms.
Daniel loves writing and hockey, so it’s about time he combined the two. He is an avid Philadelphia Flyers fan from South Central Pennsylvania with a degree in Computer Science and on any given evening you can usually find him in Hershey or Lehigh Valley taking in a hockey game.