The Philadelphia Flyers have singed feisty left-winger Zac Rinaldo to a two-year contract extension, according to GM Ron Hextall. The 24-year-old appeared in 67 games for the Flyers last season, recording two goals and two assists, to go with 153 penalty minutes.
Rinaldo averaged only 7:41 of ice time per game last season, but still managed to finish 14th in the NHL with 231 hits (2.33 hits per minute of ice time).
Rinaldo has spent all three of his NHL seasons with the Flyers, never accumulating more than nine points in a single campaign. He has never recorded a playoff point.
Rinaldo will provide energy and physicality to a team known for such traits. Expect him to play on the Flyers’ fourth line, with the possibility of playing with the Leigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL.
*Update: Per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Rinaldo's two-year extension carries an AAV of $850,000.