The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 5-10, 194-lb forward Cole Bardreau to an entry-level contract beginning with the start of the 2015-16 season, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Bardreau, 21 (7/22/1993), recently completed a four-year career at Cornell University. The native of Fairport, NY led Cornell in scoring with five goals and 17 assists for 22 points in 30 games as a senior. In 103 games over four seasons at Cornell, Bardreau recorded 18 goals and 35 assists for 53 points. In 2013, Bardreau represented the United States at the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, helping lead the team to a gold medal while playing with Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere.
Prior to his time at Cornell, Bardreau spent three years playing in the U.S. National Team Program, including 24 games for the top-level USNDP team in the United States Hockey League in 2010-11.