The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Travis Sanheim have avoided arbitration by reaching a two-year, $9.35 million deal. 17 players filed for salary arbitration and two others were club options.
The 25-year-old Sanheim had been scheduled for a hearing on Aug. 26. He’s the last of the total 19 players who had arbitration hearings to settle on a deal.
Sanheim agrees to new deal
Sanheim finished last season with three goals and 12 assists in 55 games.
A first-round pick (17th overall) by the Flyers in 2014, Sanheim has 22 goals and 63 assists in 255 career games.
The AAV for the deal $4.675M which is coming under some scrutiny in comparison with the New York Rangers able to sign Ryan Lindgren at $3M for three years. In contrast, when you look at the landscape of what many other defensemen were paid, this looks like a bargain.
Sanheim will be a UFA at the deal’s conclusion.
–Field Level Media contributed to this report.