Ahead of their scheduled arbitration date with Brayden Schenn, the Philadelphia Flyers were seeking to lock the 24-year-old up to a two-year deal worth slightly more than $4.3 million per season. Schenn’s request was a one-year deal worth $5.5 million. Turns out the two sides didn’t need arbitration to find a fit.
The Flyers announced Monday that they’ve inked Schenn to a four-year deal, and they even found a middle ground when it came to the salary. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the contract will pay Schenn $5.125 million per season — a total of $20.5 million over the course of the deal.
Schenn’s past production may have some scoffing at the price tag, though. It’s a hefty salary for a player who had only once scored 20 goals in his first four seasons in Philadelphia. But there’s no doubt the hope for the Flyers and GM Ron Hextall is that Schenn’s late-season surge is a sign of things to come and that the young winger will build on his career-best 26-goal, 59-point campaign.