The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 2014 First-Round draft pick, defenseman Travis Sanheim, to an entry-level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
After appearing in rookie and main Flyers training camp, Sanheim was returned to the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League on Wednesday. He appeared in one preseason game with the Flyers, posting 18:08 of ice-time, two hits and one shot on goal in 23 shifts, as the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-4, on Sept. 22.
Prior to joining the Flyers at training camp, Sanheim appeared in two preseason games with Calgary and posted two assists.
The 6-3, 189-lb defenseman completed his first season with the Hitmen in 2013-14, where he recorded five goals and 24 assists for 29 points in 67 regular season games, along with 14 PIM and a plus-25 rating. He also posted six assists in seven games for Team Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.