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The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman, Brandon Manning have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract extension. Manning was a restricted free agent.
He played in 73 games for the Flyers AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, last season. The defenseman also had eight goals, 23 assists, and 31 points, which were all career highs. Manning has played in 10 games for the Flyers over his three-year career. He played in four games during the 2011-12 season, and in another six games during the 2012-13 season and registered two assists.
Manning was signed as a free agent by the Flyers on November 23, 2010, and has played in 184 career games. He has 20 goals, 51 assists, 71 points and 447 penalty minutes in his career with the Phantoms. He was selected to go to the AHL All-Star game in 2013.
Manning is a puck-moving defenseman that can produce in the offensive zone. He can play physical, but he needs to cut down on his mistakes when he has the puck. He also needs to get in better position when he doesn’t have the puck.
The defenseman will likely play for the Phantoms again this season since the Flyers have eight defenseman already under contract. He is a depth defenseman that could be called up if there are injury problems on the blue line this upcoming season for the Flyers.