The Flyers may have not made any major moves on July 1st, but they sure were busy the following days.
The Flyers traded restricted free-agent forward Tye McGinn to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
McGinn, 23, had four goals and five points in 18 games with the Flyers last season, and 20 goals and 35 points in 54 games with the Adirondack Phantoms, Philadelphia's American Hockey League affiliate.
McGinn was a 2010 fourth-round pick of the Flyers, and has tallied 10 points (seven goals) in 36 games with the team over the past two seasons.
Tye McGinn was a hard-nosed player but never got an extended chance here.— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) July 2, 2014
I think Tye McGinn could be a decent player in the right system but I don't think that was here. Good for Hextall to maximize his value.— Whiz Wit Sports (@WhizWitSports) July 2, 2014
Restricted free-agent forward Jason Akeson signed a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday to remain with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Akeson, 24, had an assist in his only regular-season game in 2013-14 and added two goals and an assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games against the New York Rangers.
Akeson has only played two regular-season games with the Flyers in his career, and has recorded a point in each of them (1G, 1A).
Akeson is expected to crack the Flyers’ roster this upcoming season and could even slot in on the third line.
Unrestricted free agent defenseman Nick Schultz signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
Schultz, 31, had five points in 69 games with the Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets last season.
Not known for his offense, Nick Schultz is likely to slot in as a fifth or sixth depth defenseman on the Flyers.
When I say no offense from Schultz, I mean absolutely no offense. Over last 3 seasons, he has notched only 21 points (2 goals) in 199 games.— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) July 2, 2014
Scultz brings 880 games of NHL experience with the Wild, Oilers and Blue Jackets.
The Flyers have signed forward Andrew Gordon to a one-year, two-way contract. Gordon had 23 goals and 57 points last season for the St. John's iceCaps, the Winnipeg Jets' American Hockey League team.
Gordon has tallied three goals and seven points in 55 NHL games with the Washington Capitals,Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks.
The Flyers have agreed to terms with forward Zack Stortini on a one-year, two-way contract.
Stortini, 6-foot-4, 232 pounds, spent the 2013-14 season in the Anaheim Ducks' organization playing for their American Hockey League affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. He had four goals, nine points, while leading the AHL with 299 penalty minutes.
The 28-year-old has 14 goals, 41 points and 725 penalty minutes in 257 NHL games with the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers.
Downie Signs with Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free-agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million deal on Wednesday.
Downie spent most of last season with the Philadelphia Flyers, tallying three goals and 17 points in 51 games.
The move is pretty ironic, considering a Penguins’ beat writer slammed Downie and the Flyers when they traded Max Talbot for him earlier in the season.
Actual hockey player traded away for Steve Downie? #LOLFlyers— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) October 31, 2013
ICYMI: The Flyers did make a couple moves on July 1st, re-signing goaltender Ray Emery and signing goalie Rob Zepp from Germany.
Claude Giroux also stole the spotlight, getting arrested in Ottawa for grabbing the ass of a male cop on Canada Day. Read the full story and see the best reactions here.