The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 2016 second round selection Wade Allison to a two-year, entry-level contract worth $925K annually. The right winger spent the past four seasons with Western Michigan University following two years of USHL play with the Omaha Lancers. In his final season with the Lancers, the now 22-year-old won the USHL’s Clark Cup and was named championship MVP.
Although drafted to both the WHL (144th overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2012) and the MJHL (15th overall by the Swan Valley Stampeders in 2012) Allison chose the American route – a decision that has certainly paid off. Over the past four years, the Myrtle, Manitoba product assembled four phenomenal seasons of play with the Broncos, also serving in a leadership role for his final two years.
In 36 games of freshman play, Allison collected 12 goals and 29 points, while averaging 2.69 shots a game. Then in 22 games in 2017-18, he picked up 15 goals and 30 points before tearing his ACL, resulting in a slight drop in offensive production the following season. Allison still managed 18 goals and 38 points in 48 games over this final two season
“We are very happy to have Wade under contract,” said Brent Flahr, Flyers Vice President & Assistant General Manager in a team-issued press release. “He possesses a great package of size, speed, and skill and we strongly believe he’ll be an NHL power forward moving forward.”
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward was selected 52nd overall by the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but did not sign his entry-level deal until this weekend. Should he not have signed by August 15th, Allison would have become an unrestricted free agent, and available to sign with any league team. This deal will begin in the 2020-21 season, and have a $92.5K signing bonus. If skating in the AHL, he will make $70K annually, while if in the NHL, his contract would be $833K.