The Philadelphia Flyers have continued bolstering its roster for the future and made three qualifying offers on Tuesday.
Defenseman Philippe Myers and forwards Nolan Patrick and Mikhail Vorobyev all received offers from the team, which will see the Flyers retain their negotiating rights. The move comes a day after receiving word that veteran defenseman Matt Niskanen would be retiring. In addition, the team re-signed Justin Braun to a multi-year deal, retaining another piece of last season’s roster.
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Myers will be in the mix to replace Niskanen’s minutes this season after putting in a strong first full season in the NHL. He recorded 16 points (4 goals, 12 assists) in 50 games while also leading the defense in plus-minus (+17). Myers also played in all 16 games of the NHL Playoffs.
Patrick missed the entire 2019-20 season due to chronic migraines, but showed promising signs the year prior. In his second season, Patrick recorded 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) in 72 games, which included 20 of those points in his final 34 games of the season.
Vorobyev appeared in 20 games for the Flyers last season, recording a goal and two assists for three points and averaged 10:26 of ice time. He also played in 45 games for the Flyers AHL affiliate, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, in 2019-20, recording 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) and a plus-minus rating of +9.
The Flyers have already re-signed Braun, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, and Brian Elliott this offseason and could also sign a few other players before preseason begins in November.