Departing an organization via the expansion draft is an odd thing. A player's team didn't choose to send him packing per se. They also didn't protect you, but they literally have a whole list of guys they didn't protect.
It's not exactly a knock on your skill or the way a team sees you in their longterm plans.
So it's no surprise Pierre-Edouard Bellemare had kind words for the team and city he now departs.
He posted a photo of himself skating in the orange and black with a big smile on his face with the following caption:
You never know what life can bring you, thats why I try to enjoy every second of it! This is a perfect picture to represent my awesome time as a Flyer, playing with great teammates, for this unbelievable organisation and even more unbelievable fans!!!
Thanks for the love and support Philly
Flyers fans will likely wish him the best of luck on his new squad.