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Flyers re-sign Manning to one-year deal

Aug 29, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT


Philadelphia has re-signed defenseman Brandon Manning to a one-year, two-way deal, the club announced on Thursday.

Manning, 23, has appeared in 10 games for the Flyers over the last two seasons, averaging 14:22 time on ice per game.

An undrafted free agent out of WHL Chilliwack that signed as a free agent with Philly in 2011, Manning is coming off a stellar campaign with AHL Adirondack in 2013 — he had six goals and 21 points in 65 games with the Phantoms, serving as the team’s alternate captain while earning a spot on the league’s All-Star team.

Manning will challenge for a spot on the Flyers’ blueline next season, but will be hard-pressed for ice time. Kimmo Timonen, Mark Streit, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros, Luke Schenn and Nicklas Grossmann are penciled in for spots one through six, while Erik Gustafsson, Bruno Gervais and Marc-Andre Bourdon will also challenge for time.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 30, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Solid AHL D-man who faired well when he got called up. You are hoping the Flyers won’t need him but injuries change plans quickly.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      Fortunately I think there are a few guys ahead of him in the callup line- Lauridsen, Bourdon, and maybe even Mark Alt (depending on his performance). But it is nice that last seasons 13 defender debacle showed us the prospective depth on the blueline… it may not be quality but there’s certainly quantity.

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