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Flyers sign Vecchione to entry-level contract

2014 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships - Semifinals

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 10: Mike Vecchione #21 of the Union College Dutchmen scores a goal past Thatcher Demko #30 of the Boston College Eagles during the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship Semifinal at Wells Fargo Center on April 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Philadelphia Flyers got their man.

Rather, they got their Dutchman.

The Flyers announced today that they’ve signed forward Mike Vecchione to an entry-level contract. According to the Courier-Post, the one-year deal will begin this season, meaning he’ll play at least one NHL game. Then, this offseason, he can become a restricted free agent.

A 24-year-old undrafted free agent, Vecchione (5-10, 195) spent four years playing for the Union College Dutchmen. He had 29 goals and 34 assists in 38 games this season. For that, he was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

Vecchione attended the Flyers’ development camp in 2016. He’s a former teammate of Shayne Gostisbehere at Union.