The Flyers made qualifying offers to Brayden Schenn, Nick Cousins, Brandon Manning, Jordan Weal and Petr Straka this offseason. Thus far, only Nick Cousins has accepted his qualifying offer, which will pay
Both Weal and Straka have since re-signed with the team, but Schenn and Manning will be headed to arbitration. Schenn’s arbitration hearing is set for Monday, and he’s reportedly wanting a one-year, $5.5 million deal. The Flyers are offering a two-year deal, with $4.25 million the first year and a little less than $4.4 million the second.
#Flyers Brayden Schenn
Club offer: 16-17: $4.25m
Player asking:16-17: $5.5m
— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) July 23, 2016
A one-year deal for Schenn makes some sense, especially if he has a season-long breakout as he showed in the waning months of the season last year. The Flyers are clearly looking for a bargain and want some control over Schenn for the next two years. Schenn is currently a restricted free agent, but because he’s in the arbitration process now, no team would be able to sign him to an offer sheet.
Manning’s arbitration hearing is set for August 2.