Flyers avoid arbitration, sign Schenn to $20.5M, 4-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " The Philadelphia Flyers avoided arbitration with Brayden Schenn, signing the forward to a $20.5 million, four-year contract.

Schenn will count $5.125 million against the salary through the 2019-20 season. Agent Don Meehan confirmed the terms of the deal.

The 24-year-old had 26 goals and 33 assists for 59 points last season. Schenn has 84 goals and 109 assists for 193 points in 354 regular-season games for the Los Angeles Kings and Flyers.

Acquired in the 2011 trade that sent Mike Richards to Los Angeles, Schenn blossomed from a highly-touted prospect into a top-six forward for the Flyers. He was a restricted free agent and had his arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday.

Schenn and the team agreed on the contract before the hearing.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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