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:
POSITION: Left Wing
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.