2018-19 Record: 37-37-8 82pts. – – 6th Place in Metropolitan
2019-20 Jersey Guide:
Key Additions: D – Nate Prosser, F – Kurtis Gabriel, F – Andy Anderoff, F -Tyler Pitlick, D – Justin Braun, D – Matt Niskanen, F – Kevin Hayes, Coach – Alain Vigneault
Key Departures: F – Justin Bailey, F – Phil Varone, G – Cam Talbot, F – Ryan Hartman, D – Radko Gudas, F – Jori Lehtera, G – Michal Neuvirth, D – Andrew MacDonald
For the Philadelphia Flyers change was abundantly clear and it took form before the start of Free Agency on July 1st when the Flyers hired Alain Vigneault as their new head coach.
General Manager Chuck Fletcher would not stop there as he would trade for teh negotiating rights with center Kevin Hayes, whom they would sign to a seven year contract. The Fletcher would trade defenseman Radko Gudas to the Washington Capitals for right handed shot defenseman Matt Niskanen, and then in another trade would acquire right handed shot defenseman Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks. The Flyers would also re-sign goaltender Brian Elliott to work with Carter Hart, who will be looked to as the number one goalie in his first full NHL season.
With all of these moves the Flyers add veteran experience, and also give the Flyers a boost to their lineup. One could expect the Flyers being Playoff contenders this upcoming season.