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Flyers sign defenseman Wyatte Wylie to entry-level contract

Club inks 2018 draft pick from WHL to three-year deal beginning in the 2020-21 season

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed defenseman Wyatte Wylie, the club's fifth-round pick (127th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2020-21 season, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher. 

Below are news & notes on Wylie: 

WYATTE WYLIE (WHY - lee)
POSITION: Defenseman
PREVIOUS TEAM: Everett Silvertips (WHL)
DRAFTED: 2018 (5th Round, 127th Overall - FLYERS)
AGE: 20 (11-2-1999)
BORN: Everett, Washington
VITALS: 6'0", 190 pounds
SHOOTS: Right

* Has spent the last four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Everett Silvertips and has posted 152 points (31g-121a) in 272 regular season games, along with an overall plus-minus rating of +70.

* He most recently served as an alternate captain this past season and spent his first two seasons (2016-17 and 2017-18) teammates with current Flyers goaltender Carter Hart.

* This season, Wylie recorded career highs in goals (14), assists (50) and points (64) in 62 games this season with the Silvertips.

* His 50 assists led all defensemen in the WHL, while his 64-point season finished second among all WHL d-men.

* He helped lead the Silvertips to a 46-13-3-1 record for 96 points, which finished second in the entire WHL standings.

* Wylie also attended Flyers development and training camp in each of the last two seasons since being drafted.

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