The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Cam York to a two-year contract capped at $1.6 million
York, 22, was a restricted free agent after signing his entry-level three-year contract which maxed out at $880,833. He nearly doubles his cap with his new contract, with his closest comparable cap on the blue line being Sean Durzi at $1.7 million and Jani Hakanpaa at $1.5 million.
York got a little more NHL time this season with a career-high 54 games, with 2 goals, 18 assists and 20 points in those games. He also played 20 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms where he had 3 goals, 10 assists and 13 points.
York has also proven to be a solid defensive option on the Flyers, leading their blue line in 5v5 shot attempt share with 47.99% and 5v5 expected goal share with 51.71%, being one of the two team defenders to be above 50% in the latter stat as well.
York was the Flyers’ 14th overall pick in the 2019 draft and opted to play two seasons with the University of Michigan before signing his entry-level contract in 2021, playing professional hockey to close out that season. He has since spent the past two full seasons with the Flyers organization, bouncing between the AHL and the NHL.
York is the second signing of the day for the Flyers, also locking RFA Noah Cates into a two-year contract. They made a few other big signings this offseason, like Garnet Hathaway, Ryan Poehling, Marc Staal and Aleksei Kolosov, and also made a three-team trade earlier this summer that saw them send Ivan Provorov to the Columbus Blue Jackets while also taking the contracts of Cal Petersen and Sean Walker from the Los Angeles Kings for a first-round pick, two second-round picks and Helge Grans. They currently have just over $1.2 million in cap space, with Morgan Frost being the only RFA left on their roster.