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Flyers sign LW Chris Porter

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-1, 206-lb left wing Chris Porter to a one-year, two-way contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

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Porter, 31 (5/29/1984), appeared in 24 games with the St. Louis Blues last season where he recorded one goal and one assist for two points. He has spent his entire NHL career with St. Louis, appearing in 173 regular season games where he has recorded 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points over parts of six seasons. He has also recorded five points (2g-3a) in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Blues.

Porter has also played seven seasons in the American Hockey League with the Blues affiliates, the Peoria Rivermen (2007-2013) and Chicago Wolves (2013-14) where he has recorded 55 goals and 85 assists for 140 points in 322 career games.

Prior to that, he spent four years at the University of North Dakota (2003-07) where he posted 42 goals and 51 assists for 93 points in 175 games. At North Dakota, he played three seasons under current Flyers head coach, Dave Hakstol, and appeared in the NCAA Frozen Four in his final three years. He also played with current Flyers center, Chris VandeVelde, for one season (2006-07).

A native of Toronto, Porter was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the ninth round (282nd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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