Flyers Re-Sign G Alex Lyon to 2-Year Deal
The Flyers re-signed goalie Alex Lyon to a two-year deal on Saturday, avoiding arbitration.
The 25-year-old netminder made his NHL debut last season, posting a 4-2-1 record with a 2.75 GAA and .905 save percentage in 11 NHL games.
Lyon certainly made an impact at the NHL level for the Flyers, but was a standout for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL. After winning 27 games in his rookie season in the AHL, he had a 16-8-2 record with a 2.75 GAA and .913 save percentage this season with the Phantoms.
Lyon was also a catalyst to the Phantoms playoff run to the Eastern Conference Final. Most notably, Lyon stopped 94 of 95 shots in a 2-1 five-overtime win over Charlotte in the longest game in AHL history.
Lyon's place with the Flyers remains to be seen. The team has Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth under contract for the 2018-19 season, but Lyon was thrown into action last season because of injuries and the same could certainly happen again in the upcoming season.
Lyon was one of two Flyers to file for arbitration, along with forward Taylor Leier. The Flyers have six remaining restricted free agents to still sign -- Leier, Robert Hagg, Anthony Stolarz, Danick Martel, Tyrell Goulbourne and Reece Willcox.
Kevin Durso is Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.