Nick Seeler said he’d “love to stick around here.”
He got his wish Thursday.
The Flyers re-signed the hard-working depth defenseman to a two-year, $1.55 million contract. The deal is a one-way contract in Year 1 and a two-way contract in Year 2, while the average annual value of it is $775,000.
As the club’s seventh defenseman this season, Seeler played 43 games and finished with a goal and two assists. Seeler, who turns 29 years old next month, had a minus-3 mark, 75 hits and 67 blocked shots in 13:05 minutes per game.
He finished the year on the shelf with a lower-body injury but had been skating and was just about healthy when the Flyers’ disappointing season wrapped up.
“It’s been a good recovery,” Seeler said at his end-of-the-season press conference last month. “Going into the summer healthy is a really good thing. I got a few skates in under my belt with the team, which was nice, just to be back with the guys. I feel great and healthy.”
Seeler showed he could be a reliable seventh defenseman, a role that is important throughout a season. He plays a gritty defensive-minded game, has solid mobility and will once again be competing for a depth spot when training camp rolls around in September.
The 2021-22 campaign was Seeler’s first with the Flyers. Fans quickly got to know him when he fought the Kraken’s 6-foot-7 Jamie Oleksiak during the team’s…