Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ben Eager (55) collides with Philadelphia Flyers left wing Daniel Carcillo, top, in the first period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6’0’’, 205-pound left wing Dan Carcillo to a one-year contract, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
“We are happy to have Dan under contract for the 2010-11 season,” said Holmgren.
Carcillo, 25, recorded 22 points (12G,10A) and 207 penalty minutes in 76 regular season games with the Flyers this past season. He led the team in hits (194) and his 207 penalty minutes also led the Flyers and ranked fourth in the NHL. He also became the first player, alongside Boston Bruins’ forward Shawn Thornton, to be assessed a fighting major in the NHL’s Winter Classic, on Jan. 1, 2010.
In the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he recorded six points (2G,4A) and 34 penalty minutes in 17 games to help lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Final, and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey on Apr. 18.
Acquired by the Flyers on Mar. 4, 2009 from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Scottie Upshall and a second round draft pick in 2011, Carcillo has 26 points (12G,14A) and 287 penalty minutes in 96 regular season games, as well as eight points (3G,5A) and 39 penalty minutes in 22 playoff games over the past two seasons with Philadelphia.
Over parts of four seasons in the NHL with Phoenix (2006-07 to 2008-09) and the Flyers (2008-09 to 2009-10), Carcillo has recorded a total of 67 points (32G,35A) and 859 penalty minutes in 225 regular season games.
A native of King City, Ontario, Carcillo was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.