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Flyers Sign Two To Future Entry-Level Contracts

The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday that they had signed Matt Mangene (F/D, University of Maine) and Matt Konan (D, Medicine Hat, WHL) to future entry-level contracts.

First reported by CBC’s Tim Wharsby, Mangene will forego his senior year to join the Flyers.

The 23-year-old has tallied an impressive 34 points in 40 games for the Maine Black Bears this season. In 105 total games over his three years at UM, Mangene has scored 55 points.

Mangene was ranked the top defensive player by CBS College Sports. He has been praised for his speed and his prowess at creating scoring opportunities.

Though he entered his junior season as a defenseman, he has switched back and forth between defense and offense all throughout the season.

Matt Konan is in his fifth season with the Medicine Hat Tigers. In 301 games, he’s scored 107 points.

He has 333 total penalty minutes over those five seasons.

The Tigers have reached the playoffs each year that Konan has been with the team, and he has a career playoff record of 15 points in 45 games.

Mangene’s contract is for two years, beginning next season. Konan’s contract also begins next season, though it has not been announced how long the contract is for.

Broad Street Hockey suggested that Mangene may join the Adirondack Phantoms on an ATO (Amateur Try Out) for their final seven games of the season. The Phantoms are four spots out of a playoff spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference.


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