Flyers sign goaltender Rob Zepp

Flyers sign goaltender Rob Zepp
July 1, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Rob Zepp was drafted in the fourth round twice (once by the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999 and again by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2001). (AP)

It wasn't a blockbuster, but the Flyers did make a deal during Tuesday's first day of free agency.

The Flyers signed goaltender Rob Zepp out of the Deutsche Eishockey Lega of Germany to a one-year, two-way deal. According to the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, who first reported the signing, the deal is worth $600,000 if he stays in the NHL. 

Of course, the 32-year-old Zepp was likely brought in to play for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers' AHL affiliate. He is expected to partner up with young goaltender and AHL rookie Anthony Stolarz, whom the Flyers selected in the second round of the 2012 draft. Phantoms coach Terry Murray has been known to stress the importance of a veteran-rookie duo at goaltender in order to help a young netminder progress.

Zepp was drafted in the fourth round twice (once by the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999 and again by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2001). He has no NHL experience, but has played the last seven seasons for the Eisbaren Berlin Polar Bears of the Deutsche Eishockey Lega. Last season, he appeared in 38 games for the Polar Bears and posted a 2.39 GAA and .931 save percentage.

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