Flyers re-sign Jason Akeson to 1-year deal

Flyers re-sign Jason Akeson to 1-year deal
July 2, 2014, 12:15 pm

Jason Akeson appeared in all seven of the Flyers' playoff games aganst the New York Rangers last season. (USA Today Images)

The Flyers on Wednesday re-signed forward Jason Akeson to a one-year, two-way contract.

Akeson, 23, played in eight games for the Flyers last season -- the final regular-season game of the year, and all seven playoff games against the New York Rangers. He registered two goals and an assist in that span. He had been a restricted free agent.

In 70 games for the Phantoms, Akeson recorded 24 goals and 40 assists, marking the third year in a row he led the team in scoring.

He had a solid playoff run with the Flyers, despite an ill-timed penalty in the team's Game 1 loss in New York. He rebounded from the mistake with a strong Game 2, in which he scored his first career postseason goal.

His spot on the Flyers' lineup in 2014-15 isn't a lock, but Akeson proved he deserves a look during training camp later this summer. Coach Craig Berube said a number of times he was impressed with the young forward's playoff performance.

Akeson's qualifying offer was $715,000. It's unclear if his deal is worth the same amount.

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