Flyers Sign Five Players to Two-Way Contracts for 2015-16

The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, were busy supplementing the organization’s roster last week as they inked five players to two-way contracts. Please find below a brief breakdown of each of the five players the Flyers signed on for next season.

Tim BrentF Tim Brent
Born: March 10, 1984 (31 years old)
Hometown: Cambridge, Ontario
Height/Weight: 6’0″/188
2014-15 Stats: Magnitogorsk Metallurg (KHL) 42 games, 5g, 10a, 15pts, 30pim

— Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Flyers on July 1, 2015
— Spent last 2 seasons in Kontinental Hockey League (KHL): 93 games, 14g, 30a, 44pts)
— Won 2014 Gagarin Cup (KHL playoff champion)
— Last played in North America in 2012-13 with Carolina Hurricanes (30 games, 0g, 3a, 3pts, 8pim)
— 207 career NHL games (Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Toronto, Carolina) (21g, 27a, 48pts, 76pim)
— 302 career AHL games (Cincinnati, Portland, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Rockford, Toronto) (87g, 136a, 223pts, 271pim)

Chris ConnerF Chris Conner
Born: December 23, 1983 (31 years old)
Hometown: Westland, Michigan
Height/Weight: 5’8″/190
2014-15 Stats: Hershey Bears (AHL) 61 games, 19g, 33a, 52pts, 10pim
Washington Capitals (NHL) 2 games, 0g, 0a, 0pts, 4pim

— Signed a two-year, two-way contract with Flyers on July 1, 2015
— Matched career high with 19 goals last season (2009-10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 2006-07 Iowa)
— Recorded 50 or more points three times in AHL (2014-15 Hershey, 2011-12 Grand Rapids, 2009-10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton)
— 180 career NHL games (Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Phoenix, Washington) (22g, 28a, 50pts, 38pim)
— 413 career AHL games (Iowa, Peoria, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Grand Rapids, Portland, Hershey) (126g, 204a, 330pts, 142pim)

Davis DrewiskeD Davis Drewiske
Born: November 22, 1984 (30 years old)
Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin
Height/Weight: 6’2″/222
2014-15 Stats: Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) 62 games, 4g, 18a, 22pts, 28pim

— Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Flyers on July 1, 2015
— Set career highs in goals (4), assists (18) and points (22) last season with Hamilton
— 135 career NHL games (Los Angeles, Montreal) (5g, 20a, 25pts, 67pim)
— 149 career AHL games (Manchester, Hamilton) (5g, 34a, 39pts, 137pts)

Jason LaBarberaG Jason LaBarbera
Born: January 28, 1980 (35 years old)
Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia
Height/Weight: 6’3″/234
2014-15 Stats: Norfolk Admirals (AHL) 34 games, 9-16-7, 2.62gaa, .912 save pct.
Anaheim Ducks (NHL) 5 games, 2-0-1, 2.61gaa, .909 save pct.

— Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Flyers on July 2, 2015
— 187 career NHL games (New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Phoenix, Edmonton, Anaheim) (62-73-20, 2.85gaa, .907 save pct.)
— 315 career AHL games (Hartford, Manchester, Oklahoma City, Norfolk) (155-107-30, 31 SO, 2.28gaa, .924 save pct.)
— Won Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP) in 2004 (54 games, 34-9-9, 13 shutouts, 1.59gaa, .936 save pct.)
— Won Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award (AHL top goaltender) in 2004 and 2007

Colin McDonaldF Colin McDonald
Born: September 30, 1984 (30 years old)
Hometown: Wethersfield, Connecticut
Height/Weight: 6’2″/214
2014-15 Stats: Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) 40 games, 14g, 21a, 35pts, 28pim
New York Islanders (NHL) 18 games, 2g, 6a, 8pts, 0pim

— Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Flyers on July 3, 2015
— 140 career NHL games (Edmonton, Pittsburgh, New York Islanders) (18g, 26a, 44pts, 66pim)
— 449 career AHL games (Springfield, Oklahoma City, Bridgeport) (110g, 127a, 237pts, 313pim)
— Earned Willie Marshall Award (AHL regular season leading goal scorer) after 42 goals during 2010-11 season (Oklahoma City)
— Four-year career at Providence College (2003-07): 135 games, 43g, 34a, 77pts, 120pim