The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have re-signed defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $3.25 million, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
"We are very pleased with the progress Travis has made in his young career," said Fletcher. "He is a skilled, two-way defenseman with excellent size and mobility. He is a big part of our present and our future."
SANHEIM: "I'm obviously really excited. It's a big step in my career. I'm looking forward to another two years with the Flyers. I'm really excited with the way the team's moving forward and the moves we've made this summer."
Video: Sanheim signs two year extension with Flyers
Below are notes from Sanheim & his career with the organization:
TRAVIS SANHEIM (SAN-highm)
DRAFTED: 2014 - 1st Round (17th overall) by Flyers
AGE: 23 (3-29-1996)
BORN: Elkhorn, Manitoba
VITALS: 6'3", 181 pounds
* The contract will run through the 2020-21 season.
* He finished second on the team's defense in scoring with 35 points (9g-26a) in 82 games… His nine goals T-1st on the team's defense, while his 26 assists ranked second and fifth on the overall team.
* Since Jan. 31, he led the Flyers blueline, and T-9th among all NHL defensemen in scoring with 20 points (5g-15a) in 32 games.
* Through his first 31 games of the season, Sanheim had 10 points (3g-7a) and averaged just 16:07 in ice time, which ranked 7th on the Flyers defense... Since Dec. 17, he posted 25 points (6g-19a) which led the defense in scoring and averaged OVER five minutes more of ice time at 21:39 per-game, which was second on the team's defense.
* He appeared in all 82 games, one of three Flyers defensemen to do so (Provorov & Hagg).
* In parts of two seasons with the Flyers, he has 45 points (11g-34a) in 131 games, after appearing in 49 games as a rookie in 2017-18 (2g-8a, 10pts).
* Sanheim spent parts of three seasons with the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, where he recorded 56 points (12g-44a) in 98 games.
More on Travis Sanheim HERE.
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