You can scratch Jeff Carter’s name off the list of potential trade bait this weekend. Sources are telling Sportsnet that Carter has agreed to a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers that is believed to pay him no less than $15 million.
Should the deal be completed, the Flyers remove the risk of Carter — a Group 2 free agent on July 1st — getting any offer sheets from teams wanting to scoop up the Flyers centre.
The London, Ontario native played a key role in Philadelphia’s turnaround last season. The Flyers, who missed the playoffs in 2006-07, made a 39-point improvement before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games of the Eastern Conference finals.
Carter appeared in all 82 of Philly’s regular season games, recording 29 goals and 24 assists. In 17 playoff games, the Flyers centre had six goals and five assists.