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Quick Hits: MacEwen, Tippett on Flyers Daily, TIFH

August 3, 2022, 10:23 AM ET [121 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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Quick Hits: August 3, 2022

1) The Flyers have avoided arbitration with Zack MacEwen. On Tuesday, the Flyers signed the 26-year-old right winger to a one-year contract for $925,000. His qualifying offer was for $990,000.

The Flyers remaining free agents: Wade Allison (RFA), Linus Högberg (RFA), Hayden Hodgson (RFA), and Jackson Cates (10.2 (c) restricted free agent).

With the Flyers having signed Nicolas Deslauriers to a four-year contract, MacEwen faces a battle in training camp for an opening night NHL roster spot. His main competition: Allison, Tanner Laczynski, Isaac Ratcliffe and possibly Hodgson (whom the organization took a shine to last season). Allison and Laczynski remain waiver exempt while the others are subject to a waiver claim by another team if the Flyers wish to assign them to the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

2) On Wednesday's edition of Flyers Daily on the Flyers Broadcast Network, Jason Myrtetus has a one-on-one interview with right winger Owen Tippett. They discuss his new contract, his on-ice chemistry and off-ice friendship with Morgan Frost, the importance of getting off to a strong start and the subject of maintaining confidence as a goal-scorer. To listen to the 13-minute conversation, click here.

3) Today in Flyers History: On Aug. 3, 2005, the Flyers signed unrestricted free agent center Peter Forsberg to a two-year, $11.5 million contract. Despite battling chronic (and eventually career-ending) foot issues and related groin pulls, Forsberg posted 118 points in his 100-game Flyers career. He also racked up eight points, including four goals, in the 2005 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against Buffalo.

The most notable sequence of Forsberg's Flyers career came during that Buffalo series when he literally went 1-on-5 against the Sabres, beating one defender after another as they chased him in vain around the defensive zone. Forsberg then dished to a wide-open Eric Desjardins, who ripped home a shot to cut a 2-0 deficit in half. Forsberg later went on to score a pair of goals in the game to almost single-handedly lead the Flyers to a victory.

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