The Philadelphia Flyers and goaltender Alex Lyon have avoided arbitration.
The Flyers announced today they’ve agreed to terms with the RFA goaltender on a two-year contract.
Lyon made his NHL debut with the Flyers in 2017-18, posting a 4-2-1 record with a 2.75 GAA and .905 save percentage in 11 appearances.
The 25-year-old netminder turned heads in the 2018 Calder Cup playoffs, posting a 1.98 GAA and .944 save percentage to lead the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Alex Lyon made 94 saves as the Phantoms defeated the Checkers in quintuple overtime tonight. It was the longest game in AHL history. pic.twitter.com/UWHTlKytQh
— Flyers Nation (@FlyersNation) May 10, 2018
He made 94 saves on 95 shots to lead the Phantoms to a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Checkers in five overtimes in Game 3 of the Atlantic Division Finals. It was the longest game in AHL History.
With netminders Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth signed for another season, expect Lyon to compete with top goaltending prospect Carter Hart for the starting role in Lehigh Valley in 2018-19.
Lyon originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent out of Yale University in 2016 after setting school records in career goals-against average (1.88), save percentage (.931), wins (50) and shutouts (15).