What Will Flyers Do With RFA?

Monday, June 26, 2017
Which restricted free agents will receive qualifying offers today? Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
Flyers have qualified all of their pending RFAs except Pettersson

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Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook

A source close to the situation has informed Highland Park Hockey (and soon to be Inside AHL Hockey!) that the Philadelphia Flyers have reached out to restricted free agent forward Cole Bardreau, expressing interest in retaining his services for the 2017-18 season. Bardreau is reportedly already in Voorhees, New Jersey at the Flyers' training facility.

Expect Bardreau and several other of the Flyers' restricted free agents to be tendered qualifying offers this afternoon. (EDIT: The Flyers announced all of the teams' pending RFAs received qualifying offers besides defenseman Jesper Pettersson).

UPDATE: Alex Lyon received his qualifying offer from the Flyers last week according to his agent, confirming Dave Isaac's report earlier this afternoon.

Lyon suffered a sprained MCL during the first round of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms' playoff series against Hershey, but according to his agent Lyon has fully recovered and it hasn't affected his regular off-season plans.

"He is feeling great, training and preparing for the season."
Monday marks the deadline for teams to submit qualifying offers to retain the services of their restricted free agents (RFA).

2017-18 AHL Western Conference Team Lists - Pacific Division

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
The California Five, the Texas Two & Tucson

Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook
It's that time of the year! The Expansion Draft and NHL Entry Draft have passed, and the restricted free agent deadline is rapidly approaching (Monday June 27th at 5 p.m. ET) as well as the start of free agency on July 1st.

Here at Highland Park Hockey (and soon transitioning to a brand new AHL website!), we aim to be the source for all AHL-related off-season news/notes/transactions throughout the summer.

Back again this summer is our team-by-team lists, now broken down by division for a clearer look at each of the 30 AHL clubs - their free agents (both NHL and AHL, RFA/UFA) and more.

With the completion of the Pacific Division, all four divisions' team lists are published online. I've added links to the others below.
2017-18 Atlantic Division Team Lists2017-18 North Division Team Lists2017-18 Central Division Team Lists
After the jump, fans of Pacific Division teams - Bakersfield, Ontario, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose, Stockton, Texas and Tucson - can take a look at how their favorite team is shaping up for the 2017-18 season prior to the start of free agency on July 1st.

2017-18 AHL Western Conference Team Lists - Central Division

Friday, June 23, 2017
Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
Westward Bound!

Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook

It's that time of the year! With the expansion draft, the NHL Entry Draft and restricted free agent deadline rapidly approaching it won't be too long before the start of free agency.

Here at Highland Park Hockey (and soon transitioning to a brand new AHL website!), we aim to be the source for all AHL-related off-season news/notes/transactions throughout the summer.

Back again this summer is our team-by-team lists, now broken down by division for a clearer look at each of the 30 AHL clubs - their free agents (both NHL and AHL, RFA/UFA) and more.

As soon as all four divisions' team lists are published online, I'll add links to the others below.
2017-18 Atlantic Division Team Lists
2017-18 North Division Team Lists
2017-18 Pacific Division Team Lists

After the jump, fans of Central Division teams - Chicago, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Iowa Manitoba, Milwaukee and Rockford - can take a look at how their favorite team is shaping up for the 2017-18 season prior to the start of free agency on July 1st.

The Central Division is not only home to the defending Calder Cup Champions - the Grand Rapids Griffins - but also to the new Vegas Golden Knights AHL affiliate which will be the Chicago Wolves in 2017-18 and beyond!

2017-18 AHL Team Lists - North Division

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Binghamton Senators goaltender Matt O'Connor, a pending restricted free agent, is not expected to receive an offer from Ottawa. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
Our AHL Team-by-Team Lists Continue!

Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook

It's that time of the year! With the expansion draft, the NHL Entry Draft and restricted free agent deadline rapidly approaching it won't be too long before the start of free agency.

Here at Highland Park Hockey (and soon transitioning to a brand new AHL website!), we aim to be the source for all AHL-related off-season news/notes/transactions throughout the summer.

Back again this summer is our team-by-team lists, now broken down by division for a clearer look at each of the 30 AHL clubs - their free agents (both NHL and AHL, RFA/UFA) and more.

As soon as all four divisions' team lists are published online, I'll add links to the others below.

2017-18 Atlantic Division Team Lists
2017-18 Central Division Team Lists
2017-18 Pacific Division Team Lists
After the jump, fans of North Division teams - Binghamton, Belleville, Laval, Rochester, Syracuse, Toronto and Utica - can take a look at how their favorite team is shaping up for the 2017-18 season prior to the start of free agency on July 1st.

Swavely Re-Signs AHL Contract With Phantoms

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Steven Swavely sticks with the Phantoms organization for 2017-18. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
Reading, Pa. native returns 'home' to Lehigh Valley

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Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook

According to those close to the situation, Highland Park Hockey has learned that forward Steven Swavely has re-upped with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on another American Hockey League (AHL) contract for the 2017-18 season.

It will mark the beginning of his second full season of hockey at the professional level.

Although the organization's depth at the forward position relegated Swavely to mainly ECHL duty in 2016-17 with the Reading Royals, the former Maine University standout known for his defensive game and strong play in the face-off dot really broke out offensively with the Phantoms' ECHL affiliate this past season to the tune of 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists) in 40 games.