Flyers trade for Tony DeAngelo and extend him for two years

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May 28, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tony DeAngelo (77) brings the puck up ice against the New York Rangers during the third period of game six of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Defenseman Tony DeAngelo is on his way to the Philadelphia Flyers after one season with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Flyers acquired him and a seventh-round selection in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2024 draft, a third-round pick in 2023 and fourth-round selection in 2022.

“We’re very happy to add Tony to our team and I know he is very excited to join the Flyers,” GM Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. “We did our due diligence and we strongly believe in Tony and his ability to help our team. He is a right-handed shot who moves the puck extremely well and will drive offense from the back end for us.”

Flyers trade for and sign Tony DeAngelo

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Feb 18, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tony DeAngelo (77) takes a shot against the Nashville Predators during the first period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Soon after the acquisition, the Flyers signed DeAngelo to a two-year deal worth $10 million ($5M AAV).

DeAngelo, 26, was a pending restricted free agent after signing a one-year show me deal for $1M with the Canes. Last season, he registered 51 points with 10 goals in 64 games.

The new deal nearly matches his previous two-year contract signed with the New York Rangers IN 2020-21 for $4.8M AAV. He never finished that contract as the team used a buyout following an incident with teammate Alexandar Georgiev after an OT loss against the Penguins.

DeAngelo’s career has been embroiled in controversy dating back to his junior hockey days. The Flyers hired John Tortorella as their new head coach which is worth noting should any issue arises.

Torts is a fiery personality and has no issues berating players on the bench if they are not in line with the team concept.

DeAngelo has 157 points in 270 career games with the Arizona Coyotes, Rangers and Hurricanes. He was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014, 19th overall.