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Flyers and Scheen Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Four-Year Deal

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The Philadelphia Flyers and forward Brayden Schenn were able to avoid an arbitration hearing as they agreed to a last minute, four-year, 20.5 million-dollar deal on Monday.

The 24-year-old, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was scheduled to take his case before the independent arbitrator on Monday. In 80 games this past season, he put up 26 goals and 33 assists for the Flyers. A career high for him in the National Hockey League.

His five game winning goals were tied for the team lead during the season. He put up 11 power play goals (tied for second) and 22 power play points (tied for third) during the 2015-2016 NHL campaign.

Schenn is the second Flyer player this summer to avoid arbitration, as Jordan Weal agreed on a new deal on July 11. Brandon Manning, scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on August 2, is the only remaining restricted free agent for the Flyers.

The Los Angeles Kings selected Schenn with the fifth over pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Los Angeles sent him to the “City of Brotherly Love” in June 2011, along with Wayne Simmonds, in exchange for Mike Richards.

In seven seasons between the Flyers and the Kings, Schenn has scored 84 goals and 109 assists in 354 regular season games. In 24 Stanley Cup Playoff games he has added three goals and eight assists.

Schenn has the fourth highest cap hit on the team, with only Claude Giroux Jacob Voracek and Mark Streit earning more than him. The Flyers still have room under the salary cap to resign Manning.

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