Three of the Flyers’ young guns will be back for at least another season.
That was assured Sunday when forwards Taylor Leier, Tyrell Goulbourne and Danick Martel were signed to one-year contracts, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Leier, who initially went to arbitration recently, instead agreed to a one-year deal. Martel accepted his qualifying offer to his extension.
The 24-year-old Leier appeared in 39 games with Flyers last season, recording a goal and a total of five points. In parts of three seasons, he has competed in 55 NHL games.
Goulbourne, also 24, made his NHL debut on Jan. 6 vs. St. Louis and went on to appear in nine games for the Flyers in January, averaging 5:35 of ice time per game.
He also appeared in 63 games for the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, where he posted eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 63 games, along with a plus-15 rating. He also recorded two goals in 10 playoff games.
Martel, 23 made his NHL debut on Nov. 22at the New York Islanders and appeared in a total of four games on that call-up. He spent the rest of the season with Lehigh Valley, posting a career-high 25 goals and adding 15 assists for 40 points in 59 games, and represented the Phantoms at the 2018 AHL All-Star Game.
Over parts of four seasons with the Phantoms, Martel has recorded 68 goals and 52 assists for 120 points in 199 games. The 5-8, 162-pound native of Drummondville, Quebec originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent on March 10, 2015 after his final season with Blainville-Boisbriand of the QMJHL, where he posted 48 goals and 54 assists for 102 points in 2014-15.