Flyers Sign RFA Robert Hagg to 2-year Deal

General manager Ron Hextall crossed off the final box on his offseason checklist. 

Defenseman Robert Hagg, a restricted free agent, signed a two-year contract Wednesday night with the Flyers. Hagg was the team's only remaining RFA still unsigned.

Hagg's new contract runs through the 2019-20 season. It has a total value of $2.3 million and a cap hit of $1.15 million per season, according to Hagg will be a restricted free agent again in two years.

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The 23-year-old from Uppsala, Sweden, had a solid rookie season, playing in the team's first 70 games of the 2017-18 campaign before he missed two weeks with a lower-body injury. Once Hagg returned, he wasn't able to regain his place in the lineup. 

After starting the season with a plus-13 rating through the first three months of the season, Hagg was a minus-8 over the final three-plus months.

Regardless, Hagg was the most impressive of the Flyers' three rookie defensemen as he led all NHL first-year players with 238 hits and 100 blocked shots. He also added three goals and six assists, averaging just over 18 minutes a game.

In all likelihood, Hagg will start the season as one of the team's six active defensemen.

According to, the Flyers now have 21 players on the active roster (excluding Travis Sanheim and Oskar LIndblom) with just over $12 million in remaining cap space. 

With Hagg signed, the Flyers currently have 48 players under contract - each team is allowed 50 SPCs - within the organization. 

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