The Philadelphia Flyers are in the midst of a busy offseason that includes a number of roster moves, and the organization is expected to make a few more moves before the start of the regular season on March 29.
On Monday, the Flyers signed defenseman Travis Sanheim to a three-year, $9 million contract.
The deal is a big one for the Flyers, who are in need of depth at the blue-line.
Sanheim has been an offensive defenseman for Philadelphia this season, recording 13 points (four goals, nine assists) and an +6 rating in 37 games.
He was a first-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Draft.
On the defensive side, the team also added forward Matt Read to the roster, and he signed a two-year contract worth $1.8 million per season.
Read will be a restricted free agent at season’s end.
The team also brought back defenseman Matt Calvert from injury and signed him to a one-year deal worth $650,000 per season in order to keep him on the roster.
Calvert was signed by the Nashville Predators as a free agent in June of 2015.
The 29-year-old defenseman had seven points (one goal, five assists) in 22 games for the Predators last season.
Calver is expected for an upgrade on the Flyers blue-lines depth, and a veteran presence in the front end of the blue line will be crucial for the team moving forward.
The Flyers also announced that they have acquired forward Ryan Couturier from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Couturiers salary was $2.5 million per year.