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Flyers agree to multi-year contract with defenseman T.J. Brennan

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with free agent defenseman T.J. Brennan, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Below are some news & notes on Brennan:

PREVIOUS TEAM: Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto Marlies (AHL)
DRAFTED: 2007 (2nd Round, 31st overall) - Buffalo Sabres
AGE: 27 (4-3-89)
BORN: Willingboro, New Jersey
VITALS: 6’1”, 213 pounds
  • Spent a majority of last season with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL where he averaged nearly a point per-game with 68 points (25g-43a) in 69 regular season games.
  • His 68 points led the entire team in scoring, as well as all AHL defensemen, while also ranking tied for third among all players in the AHL.
  • He won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman for the 2015-16 season, which was the second time in the last three seasons he has won the award (2013-14).
  • He added five goals and nine points in 15 Calder Cup Playoffs games to help lead the Marlies to the Conference Finals.
  • He also appeared in seven games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, recording one goal and an average of 15:06 of ice time.
  • He has a total of 53 NHL games under his belt, recording 13 points (5g-8a), in stints with the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers and Maple Leafs.
  • He has posted a total of 113 goals and 206 assists for 319 points in 443 regular season games in the AHL.
  • Brennan grew up and played youth hockey in the Philadelphia area - he was a member of the Philadelphia Little Flyers and played in the Flyers Cup tournament in 2005 with Moorestown high school in New Jersey.
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