Flanagan signed a one-year deal with the Flyers, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, and will sign a professional tryout with the Adirondack Phantoms for the rest of this season. Flanagan’s contract with the Flyers won’t pick up until next season.
At 5-foot-9 and 179 pounds, the undersized forward is a curious signing. The Flyers probably won’t have room for them on their NHL roster next season and only a couple forwards deeper in their system are set to become restricted free agents this summer (Shane Harper, Eric Wellwood and Mitch Wahl).
"Kyle Flanagan was knocked on his ass off the faceoff of the first shift of his first NCAA game. Undersized, sometimes teammates would joke on twitter when there was a windstorm that he might fly away. But the kid has a hockey brain a mile wide. Give him time and space, and he will shred you with passes, excellent pivotal skating, and surprisingly good hands around the net. He has gained some muscle this year, still doesn't have too much mustard on his shot but he isn't getting planted into the boards nearly as much as he used to. He started his career as a LW on Bogosian's line, but the past two years he has been centering Greg Carey.
If Carey had Flanagan's hockey sense, he would have been a first round pick. If Flanagan had Carey's (note: he's talking about Greg Carey, another NCAA UFA) build, he would've been as well. Flanagan reminds me a bit of PA Parenteau."
You are indeed correct. I was thinking it was this year.
No problem .
Originally Posted by RoDu
Eh I do want to wait to see how he does in the AHL first. People said the same thing about Read. Watching Read in the AHL and him dominate got me thinking he was an NHL player and I was right. Now one thing going against Flanagan is his height...kid has good smarts and skill though. According to twitter his coaches and teammates say he is defensively aware. Thats a very good thing. Time to see how he does.