Flyers re-sign Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who could compete for bottom-six role in training camp

The Philadelphia Flyers locked up another restricted free agent on Tuesday.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel re-signed with the Flyers on a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.

 

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The 23-year-old forward has three professional seasons under his belt. He has primarily spent his career with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL, but did get a cup of coffee with the Flyers last season.

Aube-Kubel made his NHL debut on October 30, 2018 at Anaheim and appeared in nine games for the Flyers through November 17. He did not record a point and averaged just 5:35 of ice time per game.

In 54 games for the Phantoms last season, he had 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points, including a career-high five game-winning goals.

Aube-Kubel has 97 points (45 goals, 52 assists) and a +35 rating in 203 career AHL games.

The Flyers are set up to have an intense competition within their bottom-six in training camp, and Aube-Kubel could be a sleeper option for them. He has the skill set to work in the bottom-six and his three years of experience may give him an upper hand over younger guys.

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