Sanheim signs two-year, $9.35 million contract with Flyers

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Travis Sanheim signed a two-year, $9.35 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $4.675 million.

The 25-year-old defenseman avoided a team-elected salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 26. He was the last player among the 19 with hearings scheduled to sign or agree to a contract.

Sanheim scored 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 55 games last season.

Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (No. 17) of the 2014 NHL Draft, he has scored 85 points (22 goals, 63 assists) in 255 regular-season games and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The Flyers added defensemen Keith Yandle (free agency), Rasmus Ristolainen (trade) and Ryan Ellis (trade) this offseason. Shayne Gostisbehere (Arizona Coyotes), Philippe Myers (Nashville Predators) and Robert Hagg (Buffalo Sabres) were each traded.

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