The Flyers announced on Wednesday they have re-signed forward Jason Akeson to a one-year, two-way deal. This coming just two days after the restricted free agent was extended a qualifying offer by the team guaranteeing them the right to match any contract offer he receives.
Akeson, 24, played in the last game of the regular season for the Flyers registering one assist. He played in all seven playoff games for the Flyers making an impact scoring two goals, including the only Game Seven goal, and adding an assist. In 70 games for the Phantoms last season, Akeson scored 24 goals and added 40 assists for 64 points.
It was the third consecutive year Akeson led the Phantoms in scoring.
Akeson will be given every opportunity out of training camp to make the Flyers roster given their lack of depth on the wing but it is not a foregone conclusion he makes the team. The 24-year-old winger plays a hard style that endeared himself to Flyers fans and seemed to give him a favorable evaluation with head coach Craig Berube.
I think you can do a lot worse with a fourth-line winger than Jason Akeson.
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