Travis Sanheim and Flyers agree on two-year deal; last player to settle as everyone avoids arbitration

Sanheim is the last player to settle.

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Mar 31, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) shoot the puck against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

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.