Maxim Lamarche tweets that he signed with Flyers

Maxim Lamarche tweets that he signed with Flyers
May 30, 2013, 11:30 pm

Canadian defenseman Maxim Lamarche tweeted late Thursday night that he was “very proud” to have signed his first pro contract with the Flyers.

The Flyers have not made an official announcement yet. Earlier in the day, the Flyers denied signing anyone.

Lamarche an overage junior.

The 20-year-old Lamarche played the last four years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for Baie-Commeau Drakkar.

He’s 6-foot-3, 218 pounds with a right-hand shot, something the Flyers covet these days. Lamarche had nine goals and 43 points in 55 games last season in the QMJHL, an improvement over the 25 points the season before.

TVA Sports first reported the signing on Wednesday, saying it is a two-way, entry-level contract.

Lamarche will turn 21 in July.