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Quick Hits: Flyers Sign Allison, TIFH

March 28, 2020, 9:28 AM ET [64 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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The Flyers announced on Friday that they have signed 22-year-old right winger Wade Allison to a two-year entry level contract. The organization selected Allison with the third (58th overall) of its three second-round picks in the 2016 NHL Draft. Allison subsequently spent four seasons at Western Michigan.

“We are very happy to have Wade under contract. He possesses a great package of size, speed, and skill and we strongly believe he’ll be an NHL power forward moving forward," Flyers assistant general manager Brent Flahr said in a statement.

Midway through his sophomore collegiate season, Allison appeared to be a on a fast track to sign an NHL contract with the Flyers. He was among the leading goal scorers nationally (15 goals, 30 points in 22 games) and already possessed a physically mature frame. Then he suffered a complete ACL tear.

Although Allison returned for a portion of his junior season (eight goals, 15 points in 22 games), it took him roughly 18 months from the time of the initial injury to feel close to 100 percent again. As a senior, Allison dealt with some unrelated injuries but, in the second half of the season, was back in top form. He rattled off a seven-game point streak (seven goals, six assists, 13 points), including a run of scoring a goal in five consecutive matches.

Overall in 106 career NCAA games, Allison posted 97 points (45g, 52a). The Myrtle, Manitoba native boasts a heavy shot, a nose for the net and a gritty style of play as well as being a plus skater when at top speed.



On this day in 2010, the Flyers cruised to a 5-1 home win over the New Jersey Devils, chasing Martin Brodeur from the net after two periods. Matt Carle (fifth goal of the season), Ville Leino (sixth), Kimmo Timonen (fifth), Lukas Krajicek (first) and Simon Gagne (17th) provided the goals. Danny Briere notched two assists.

Ilya Kovalchuk broke up Brian Boucher's shutout bid in the third period but Boucher earned the win with 32 saves on 33 shots.

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