Flyers sign forward Wade Allison to entry-level contract

For the second consecutive week, the Philadelphia Flyers continued to bolster its roster long-term with an entry-level signing.

Forward Wade Allison signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers on Friday. Allison, a second-round pick by the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft, comes from Western Michigan University, where he played collegiately for the last four seasons.

“We are very happy to have Wade under contract,” Flyers Vice President & Assistant General Manager Brent Flahr said. “He possesses a great package of size, speed, and skill and we strongly believe he’ll be an NHL power forward moving forward.”

The 22-year-old helped the Broncos to a record of 18-13-5 as a senior and a No. 16 National Ranking in the season’s final Men’s Hockey poll. Allison scored 45 goals and added 52 assists for 97 points in 106 career games for the Broncos, averaging 0.92 points per game over his career. He was limited by injury in each of his final three seasons.

Allison stands at 6-feet-2 and 205 lbs. and comes from Myrtle, Manitoba. He joins last week’s signing Tanner Laczynski as the seventh player from that draft to sign a contract with the Flyers organization. He also played two seasons for the Tri-City Storm in the USHL prior to beginning his collegiate career. Allison totaled 60 points in 91 games with the Storm.

The Flyers are currently second in the Metropolitan Division, but have not played since March 10th due to the impact COVID-19 has made in the United States, Canada, and around the globe. It is undecided if the NHL regular season and playoffs will continue in 2020 with only 13 games remaining.

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