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Flyers make qualifying offers to seven players

Club announces it has made offers to restricted free agents

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have made Qualifying Offers to the following players, according to GM Ron Hextall:

Cole Bardreau, Scott Laughton, Taylor Leier, Alex Lyon, Roman Lyubimov, Anthony Stolarz and Mike Vecchione.

COLE BARDREAU

  • In his second full season with the Phantoms, he appeared in 72 of 76 games recording 24 points (9g-15a)
  • Played a four-year career at Cornell University and won a gold medal with Team USA at 2013 World Junior Championships where he was also teammates with Shayne Gostisbehere.

SCOTT LAUGHTON

  • He recorded 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 60 games, while playing in all situations for the Phantoms.
  • He led the team and tied for the AHL lead with four shorthanded goals and led all Phantoms with a plus-minus rating of +17 this season.
  • He has appeared in 109 NHL games, recording 27 points (9g-18a) with the Flyers over parts of the last three seasons.

TAYLOR LEIER

  • He appeared in 10 games for the Flyers this season and recorded his first NHL goal and had two points while averaging 9:03 of ice time.
  • He was named an alternate captain for the Phantoms… He posted 37 points (13g-24a) in just 48 games this season 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.

ALEX LYON

  • He finished the season with a 27-14-5 record with a 2.74 GAA and .912 save percentage to go along with four shutouts.
  •  His 27 wins were tied for fourth among all AHL goaltenders and led all AHL rookie goaltenders.

ANTHONY STOLARZ

  • He made his NHL debut with the Flyers on Nov. 27 where he stopped 29 of 32 shots to earn his first career win in a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames.
  • In his second career NHL start, he stopped all 28 shots for a 1-0 overtime win at Detroit for his first NHL shutout… The game was also the Flyers final game at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.
  • Overall, he appeared in seven games for the Flyers in 2016-17 posting a 2-1-1 record with a 2.07 GAA and .928 save percentage.

ROMAN LYUBIMOV

  • He made his NHL debut Oct. 18 at Chicago and recorded his first goal in the NHL on Nov. 2 at Detroit
  • Overall, he posted four goals and two assists for six points in 47 games, while averaging 9:43 of ice time. 

MIKE VECCHIONE

  • Vecchione made his NHL debut with the Flyers on Apr. 4 at New Jersey and played in the season finale, Apr. 9 vs. Carolina… He recorded one shot on goal and averaged 8:30 of ice time.
  • For Union College in 2016-17, he recorded 29 goals and 34 assists for 63 points, all of which are new career highs to lead his team, and finished tied for first among all NCAA Players.
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