The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that forward Nick Cousins has accepted his Qualifying Offer for a contract for the 2016-17 season, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Cousins, 22 (7-20-93), appeared in his second season with the Flyers, recording six goals and five assists for 11 points in 36 games. He was recalled to the Flyers on Feb. 5 and finished the remainder of the regular season averaging 10:43 of ice time.
At the time of his recall, he led the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, in scoring with 38 points (12g-26a) in 38 games.
He also appeared in all six games of the First Round series vs. Washington in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Cousins was selected by the Flyers in the third round (68th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and has appeared in a total of 47 NHL games in his NHL career, all with the Flyers, recording 11 points (6g-5a).
In parts of five seasons with the Phantoms, Cousins has recorded 45 goals and 79 assists for 124 points in 184 games.
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