|Flyers sign D Kukkonen to 2-year deal|
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|Thursday, 17 May 2007 08:55|
Kukkonen had five goals and 14 points in 74 games for the Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks last season. The defenseman led all NHL rookies in blocked shots with 151.
``He showed that he can move the puck extremely well and that he is a really steady defender,'' said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. ``We look forward to him being part of our defense for the next two seasons.''
The NHL-worst Flyers also signed wingers Scottie Upshall and Ben Eager to two-year deals in the last week as they try and build their way back through younger players.
The Flyers also signed right wing David Laliberteto to a three-year entry-level contract. He was originally drafted by the Flyers in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2004 entry Draft.