Defenseman Tony De Angelo Signs a Two-Year Deal with The Flyers!

According to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher, the Philadelphia Flyers today announced that they have signed free agent defenseman Justin Braun to a one-year deal with an average annual value (AAV) of $1.75 million.

Braun, 35, (2/10/1987), played 69 regular-season games with the Flyers and New York Rangers last year and recorded 18 points (6g-12a).

On March 21, the Flyers traded him to the New York Rangers before the trade deadline in exchange for a third-round choice in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. He contributed one assist while playing in 19 of the 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Rangers, who used his two points (1g-1a) from eight regular-season games to get to the Eastern Conference Final.

Braun played 61 games for the Flyers, recording 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists), and a plus-3 rating while averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per game (20:02). His five goals at the time tied for the most on the team among defenseman.

Braun, a Minneapolis, Minnesota, native, played for the team from the 2019–20 season to the 2020–21 season. In 176 regular season games with the Flyers, he scored a total of 41 points (9 goals, 32 assists), averaging 18:36 of ice time.

Defenseman Tony De Angelo Signs a Two-Year Deal with The Flyers!

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On June 18, 2019, the Flyers traded Braun to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a second-round pick in 2019 and a third-round pick in 2020. On October 5, 2020, he agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Flyers.

Braun has played in 791 regular-season games for the Sharks (2010–19), Flyers (2019–22), and Rangers over the course of portions of 12 NHL seasons, scoring 34 goals and dishing out 163 assists for 197 points (2022). Additionally, he has played in 119 Stanley Cup Playoff contests and recorded 16 points (3g-13a).

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