The Philadelphia Flyers have signed first-round pick, defenseman Sam Morin, to a three-year deal according to the team. The deal is worth $4.275 million.
Morin, 18, was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He impressed many in his first game with the Flyers, last night’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals, making a couple of nice passes including a beautiful set-up for Vincent Lecavalier’s third-period tally. In fact, Lecavalier remarked “this kid’s going to bein the league for a long, long time” after last night’s game.
He will not, however, spend the season with the pro club; instead, he will likely return to the QMJHL to play with the Rimouski Oceanic after the first nine games (therefore avoiding using up the first year of his deal).