Flyers Sign Defenseman to Two-Year Deal

The Flyers have extended Adam Ginning’s contract for two more years.

The team announced Monday that Ginning’s new deal comes with a cap hit of $787.5K. In the 2024-25 season, it’s a two-way contract, meaning he’ll earn $775K in the NHL or $200K in the AHL. For 2025-26, it converts to a one-way deal worth $800K.

Ginning, who is 24 years old, played some games for the Flyers at the end of this season. He made his NHL debut last year but only played once then. This season, he appeared nine times and scored his first NHL goal during a 6-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on April 6.

He averaged about 14 minutes per game and showed strong possession metrics with good control over shot attempts and expected goals while on ice at even strength. His numbers were better than most of his teammates’. Fans might think this shows promise for his future with the team.

Contract Details:

This extension ensures Ginning gets decent guaranteed money even if he spends most time in the minors. The Flyers also avoid losing him to a Swedish Hockey League contract—a possibility reported by Charlie O’Connor from PHLY Sports before Ginning’s recall.

Next season, Ginning remains waiver-exempt unless he plays over 60 games. However, by the second year of his deal, he’ll lose this exemption no matter what. If he doesn’t reach 80 NHL games by then, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent through Group VI status.

Draft Class Reflections:

Ginning was picked second in a 2018 draft class that hasn’t been very fruitful for the Flyers except for Samuel Ersson selected in round five as a goaltender. Their first-round pick Jay O’Brien wasn’t signed and instead gave them a compensatory second-round pick in an upcoming draft. Another draftee from that year who made it to NHL games is John St. Ivany; however, they lost him to free agency when he joined rival Penguins after college.

As training camp approaches this fall, Ginning will compete for a spot on the opening night roster . The Flyers currently have signed contracts with 40 players next season but still need deals with Bobby Brink and Yegor Zamula who remain notable RFAs.

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Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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