Flyers sign Sanheim to 2-year, $6.5M contract
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The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Travis Sanheim inked a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3.25 million, the team announced Monday.

Sanheim enjoyed a productive sophomore season with the Flyers, finishing tied for first among the team's defensemen with nine goals and second in scoring with 35 points in 82 games. The 23-year-old also logged 19:34 of ice time per game and finished third on the team with 133 blocked shots.

The Flyers still have a number of contracts to sort out, and locking up a young talent like Sanheim on a bridge deal with a team-friendly cap hit gives them more room to operate.

Forwards Scott Laughton and Travis Konecny, along with defenseman Ivan Provorov, are all restricted free agents in need of a new deal. With the salary cap now officially at $81.5 million, the Flyers have a projected $18.1 million to work with, according to CapFriendly.

Sanheim was selected 17th overall by the Flyers at the 2014 draft.

Flyers sign Sanheim to 2-year, $6.5M contract
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