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Flyers Resign Brandon Manning to Avoid Arbitration

The Philadelphia Flyers and Brandon Manning avoid arbitration on Tuesday as they agreed on a two-year contract.

The 26-year-old defenseman was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on August 2 if the two sides were not able to reach an agreement. This past season the blue liner scored one goal and six assists in 56 games for the Flyers.

His one goal on the 2015-2016, was the first National Hockey League tally of his career. It also turned out to be a game winning goal against the New York Islanders on March 21. In the team’s six Stanley Cup Playoff games in the first round against the President’s Trophy Winning Washington Capitals, he added one helper.

Through four seasons with Philadelphia, Manning has put up one goal and 11 assists in 77 NHL games. Prior to the Flyers, he spent four seasons with their American Hockey League affiliate the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, where he scored 31 goals and 83 assists in 244 AHL games.

Manning originally signed with Philadelphia as a free agent, on November 23, 2010 after playing four years with the Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League. Following the resigning of Braydon Schenn, on Monday, and Jordan Weal, on July 11, Manning was the final restricted free agent for the Flyers.

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