General manager Ron Hextall crossed off the final box on his offseason checklist. 

Defenseman Robert Hagg, a restricted free agent, signed a two-year contract Wednesday night with the Flyers. Hagg was the team's only remaining RFA still unsigned.

Hagg’s new contract runs through the 2019-20 season. It has a total value of $2.3 million and a cap hit of $1.15 million per season, according to Hagg will be a restricted free agent again in two years.

The 23-year-old from Uppsala, Sweden, had a solid rookie season, playing in the team’s first 70 games of the 2017-18 campaign before he missed two weeks with a lower-body injury. Once Hagg returned, he wasn’t able to regain his place in the lineup. 

After starting the season with a plus-13 rating through the first three months of the season, Hagg was a minus-8 over the final three-plus months.

Regardless, Hagg was the most impressive of the Flyers' three rookie defensemen as he led all NHL first-year players with 238 hits and 100 blocked shots. He also added three goals and six assists, averaging just over 18 minutes a game.

In all likelihood, Hagg will start the season as one of the team’s six active defensemen.

According to, the Flyers now have a full 23 players on the active roster with $10.28 million in remaining cap space.

With Hagg signed, the Flyers currently have 48 players under contract — each team is allowed 50 SPCs — within the organization. 


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