Ryan White

Flyers sign Ryan White to a one-year extension


The Philadelphia Flyers have signed gritty forward Ryan White to a one-year extension, the club announced on Tuesday.

According TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, the deal is a one-way contract worth $800,000.

White recorded career highs in goals (6), assists (6) and points (12) in 34 games with the Flyers last season. The 27-year-old also appeared in 11 American Hockey League games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, scoring a goal and two assists.

He missed the first three months of the season recovering from an injury to his left pectoralis muscle suffered during an off-season workout.

The new contract gives White a $225,000 raise on his previous deal.

Per Generalfanager.com, the Flyers have 13 forwards, seven defensemen and a goaltender under contract for next season with a little over $6 million in cap space to work with heading into July 1.

PHT Morning Skate: Former NHLer Andre Deveaux delivers big pregame slash in Swedish league


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Andre Deveaux, who played in 31 career NHL games between the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers, slashed an unsuspecting Per Helmersson prior to a Swedish league game between Deveaux’s Rogle BK and Vasteras IK. (Sportsnet)

You can see that incident below:

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The USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints had a Game of Thrones Night complete with a, uh, Porcelain Throne. (Puck Daddy)

Philadelphia Flyers forward Ryan White typically doesn’t get power-play ice time, but he’s on the Flyers’ top unit right now and has impressed in that role. (CSN Philly)

Here are the highlights from Pittsburgh’s 3-2 shootout win over San Jose:

Andrew Copp certainly had an eventful first day as a pro. He was signed by the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Boston Bruins will reportedly match any offer sheet signed by Dougie Hamilton once he becomes a restricted free agent this summer. However, an opposing team could put the Bruins in a rough cap position by inking Hamilton to a contract that comes with an annual average salary of around $6 million. (Boston Globe)

Valeri Nichushkin’s AHL conditioning stint is going well. (Wrong Side of the Red Line)

Video: Flyers, Oilers trade goals off the rush


The Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, two teams outside the playoff picture, apparently weren’t too caught up on defensive details Saturday.

The Flyers, with Ray Emery in net for a surprise start, jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first period, only to cough it up. The Oilers allowed three straight goals after grabbing an early lead. It was back-and-forth with plenty of chances.

And both teams were able to capitalize off odd-man rushes, taking advantage of the opposing team’s mistakes.

First, Jordan Eberle’s goal, his 20th of the season, which gave Edmonton a 4-3 lead early in the second period. Nice pass from Benoit Pouliot, and even better finish.

Now, here’s a look at a sweet passing play from unlikely candidates Ryan White and Zac Rinaldo. White finishes the playoff, giving Philadelphia a 3-1 lead late in the first period.

Flyers top Preds with a shootout victory


Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds scored in the shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers edged the Nashville Predators 3-2 Saturday afternoon.

The win against the league-leaders comes after Philly dropped back-to-back games against teams below them in the standings. With the victory the Flyers move to within four points of the Boston Bruins for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Simmonds also scored in regulation opening the scoring with his 23rd of the season. Ryan White gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead near the midway mark of the second.

Despite registering just three shots on goal in the first period, Colin Wilson’s 19th of the season had the Preds and Flyers tied 1-1 after 20. The Predators, who have now failed to pick up a win in back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 29 and 30, had just four shots on goal in the second period.

Craig Smith had the other Nashville goal while Pekka Rinne made 31 saves in the loss.

Rob Zepp improved to 4-1-0 on the season with a 20 save performance.

The game was the first for both Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli since their trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs last weekend.

Franson had two shots on goal and a hit in 17:52 of ice time while Santorelli was a minus-1 with a shot on goal and two hits in 12:11 of ice time.

Flyers demote Laughton with Raffl return likely


Zach Bogosian’s Buffalo debut isn’t the only lineup note for Sunday’s Buffalo Sabres – Philadelphia Flyers game, as Philly’s forward group will look a little different.

The Flyers sent Scott Laughton to the AHL, making Michael Raffl’s return to the mix seem very likely, according to CSNPhilly.com.

Raffl (pictured to the left of Wayne Simmonds) has been sidelined since Jan. 20 with pneumonia, missing seven games in that span.

It sounds like this swap will mean a new look for the Flyers’ scoring lines, as Raffl, 26, is expected to be back with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek while Brayden Schenn moves back to center between R.J. Umberger and Ryan White.

Laughton remains a work in progress at the NHL level, as he only has two goals and four assists for six points in 31 games this season. At 20, he still has plenty of time to blossom, but it sounds like it’s back to the drawing board for now.