Flyers sign Brandon Manning to one-year deal

Flyers sign Brandon Manning to one-year deal
August 29, 2013, 6:45 pm
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Brandon Manning played six games for the Flyers last season, collecting two assists. (USA Today Images)

The Flyers on Thursday signed defenseman Brandon Manning to a one-year deal, per general manager Paul Holmgren. It is a two-way contract worth $675,000 at the NHL level.

Manning (6-1, 195) spent most of last season with the Adirondack Phantoms and was an AHL all-star. The 23-year-old appeared in 65 games for the Phantoms, registering six goals and 15 assists. He also racked up 135 penalty minutes.

After a series of injuries to the Flyers' blueline at the end of last season, Manning was called up to the big club in April and played in six games for the orange and black. He collected two assists in those games.

Manning, who played major junior hockey in the WHL for the Chilliwack Bruins, went undrafted before signing with the Flyers in 2011. He made his NHL debut on March 8, 2012 in a home game against the Florida Panthers.

With the signing of Manning, the Flyers now have 49 players under contract. The maximum is 50.