Flyers sign No. 2 pick Patrick to entry-level deal


Another big step in Nolan Patrick’s goal of making the Flyers out of training camp.

On Monday, Philly announced it signed Patrick — taken second overall at this year’s draft — to a three-year, entry-level deal. The news comes just one day after the No. 1 selection, Nico Hischier, signed his ELC with the Devils.

Patrick, 18, is expected to challenge for an NHL gig this fall, following a three-year stint in WHL Brandon that was marked by incredible offensive production, but also health issues. The talented center dealt with a misdiagnosed sports hernia last season and, in late June, underwent a second abdominal procedure to fix the problem.

In today’s release, the Flyers said they expect Patrick to resume skating next week.