Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Flyers sign Finnish Forward Mika Pyorala

Being up against the cap means the Flyers can't afford to sign players we've actually heard of, or players that actually played in the NHL last season. In their quest to find cheap talent, the Flyers signed Mika Pyorala, a forward who spent the last two seasons in the Swedish Elite League, where he averaged 19 goals and 19 assists. Pyorala, 28, is Finnish and has spent some time on the Finnish National team.

Pyorala is described as a two-way player and could be the Flyers 4th line center. As of now, terms of the deal haven't been announced, but you can bet it's a one or two year deal worth around 1 million dollars a season. Having never seen the guy play, I can't say if this is a good signing or not.

Barring a trade, the Flyers are likely done signing players since they are right up against the cap.

Pyorala is scoring a game-winner in this clip:


Steve Cimino said...

As much as I love Pronger, these other moves remind me of the infamous Geoff Sanderson/Nolan Baumgartner offseason.

allthingsphilly said...

Have to agree, except for one big splash, it's been one underwhelming offseason for the Flyers. It's hard to say they are a much better team now than they were at the end of the season