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Flyers Re-Sign Taylor Leier

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The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed forward Taylor Leier to a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Leier recently completed his third pro season with the organization, appearing in 10 games for the Flyers this season and playing a majority of the year for the club’s AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Below are news & notes on Leier:



DRAFTED: 2012 (5th Round, 117th overall) Philadelphia Flyers

AGE: 23 (2-15-1994)

BORN: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

VITALS: 5’11”, 177 pounds


  •  In 10 games for the Flyers this season, he recorded two points (1g-1a) while averaging 9:03 of ice time.
  • He recorded his first goal in the NHL on Dec. 17 at Dallas.
  • Leier was named an alternate captain for the Phantoms this past season… He posted 37 points (13g-24a) in just 48 games to go along with a +10 rating.
  • He was also named to the AHL’s 2017 All-Star Classic and won MVP after scoring a hat trick.
  • He has 117 points (46g-71a) in 192 games played with the Phantoms.
  • Has earned recalls to the Flyers on several occasions and has two points (1g-1a) in 16 career NHL games.
  • Prior to turning pro, Leier played three seasons for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, recording 77 goals and 101 assists for 178 points in 198 games.
  • He helped Portland reach the WHL finals in each of the three seasons, winning the league title in 2013. He captained the Winterhawks in the 2013-14 season and represented Team Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
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