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Flyers Sign D Mark Friedman to Entry Level Contract

Flyers drafted Friedman 3rd round, 86th overall in 2014 NHL Draft

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

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed defenseman Mark Friedman, the club's 2014 third round draft pick (86th overall), to an entry-level contract for the 2017-18 season, according to GM Ron Hextall.

Additionally, Friedman will report to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.

Friedman spent the last three seasons in the NCAA at Bowling Green State University of the WCHA. Below are some news & notes:

MARK FRIEDMAN (FREED-man)

POSITION: Defense

DRAFTED: 3rd Round, 86th overall (2014)

TEAM/LEAGUE: Bowling Green State University (NCAA: WCHA)

AGE: 21 (12-25-1995)

BORN: Toronto, Ontario

VITALS: 5'11", 185 pounds

 

  • In three seasons at Bowling Green, he recorded 68 points (26g-52a) in 121 games to go along with a +21 rating.
  • This past season, he led the team's defense in scoring with 26 points (8g-18a) in 40 games, which ranked fourth overall on the team, and were new career highs in goals, assists and points.
  • He led the team on the power play in both assists (9) and points (13).
  • In his Sophomore year, he was named to the First team All-WCHA, while also being named one of the Top 50 Players to Watch by The Hockey News. 
  • As a Freshman, The tied for a team lead with 17 assists and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team. He was also a part of Bowling Green's defense unit that ranked second in the country on the penalty kill.
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