Flyers extend Hagg to help solidify this team during a very unusual offseason. On Monday, Robert Hagg signed a two-year, $3.2 million contract extension with the Orange and Black.
With an average annual value of $1.6 million, Hagg helps solidify the young core group that helped the reformatted Flyers make a playoff run. Hagg received an honest and modest raise on his new deal, which will keep him from being an unrestricted free agent until the 2022-23 season.
Chuck Fletcher is working his magic as best as possible with a flat salary cap for the next three years due to the pandemic. Hagg joins Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who was a restricted free agent, and Alex Lyon who had an unrestricted status. Oskar Lindblom was also a pending RFA in July but signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension. This came after Oskar finished his cancer treatments and rejoined the team in the Toronto bubble.
What Hagg Brings to the Table
He is a strong and steady defenseman in the 24-team tournament with three assists and 20 blocked shots over 12 games. During the season was one of the Flyers’ most underrated blueliners. He played 49 of the Flyers’ 69 regular-season games. Hagg was first on the team in blocked shots per 60 minutes.
The teams as a whole started to excel in the second half of the season. Hagg tallied up 10 points during that stretch (3 goals, 7 assists). He led Philadelphia defensemen and notched more even-strength points (nine). That was one more than Provorov and four more than Myers.
What is next for Chuck Fletcher in this unconventional offseason? The organization has five players set to hit unrestricted free agency. Backup goalie, Brian Elliott did a great job helping Carter Hart. Former San Jose defenseman Justin Braun hits the market. Tyler Pitlick also hits free agency after scoring 2 goals and 1 assist in the playoffs. Derek Grant and Nate Thompson both add ons at the deadline may have a short trip in Philly. Free agency opens Oct. 9 at noon ET.
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