The Flyers should hold on to this player

Travis Politakis
March 4, 2024  (11:13)

Nick Seeler and Nic Deslauriers celebrate a goal.
Photo credit: Philly Inquirer

This season has been one of the most exciting in recent memory for Flyers fans as it seems like they are bound to make their first playoff appearance since the 2020 Covid Bubble. Not only are the Flyers finding success, but they are doing it with a new era of players who are becoming mainstays and fan-favorites in a time where Flyers fans have had to accept the departure of guys like Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek and Wayne Simmonds. One Flyers defenseman in particular is embracing the Philly way and is becoming a mainstay in the Flyers lineup.

Flyers defenseman Nick Seeler has been an attractive prize for many teams at this years trade deadline. However, it seems like Danny Briere and Keith Jones recognize they have something special in Seeler and are looking to keep him in the orange and black not only for the trade deadline, but for the foreseeable future. John Tortorella echoed this sentiment following the Flyers 4-2 win against the Senators on Saturday night.
"We are not looking to trade Seels. He's a huge part of the competitiveness of the room, that brings the room together. He's one of the true competitors that I've ever coached, as far as how he handled himself.»

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Seeler originally became a Flyer in 2021 as he signed a two-way deal. Now, he is proving to be a pivotal part of the Flyers defense and the Flyers are looking to ink him to an extension this offseason. Seeler has been an absolute monster at shot blocking this season, constantly laying his body on the line and throwing himself in front of pucks.
This season, Seeler currently leads the NHL in blocked shots with 181 on the season. With 61 games played, thats roughly 3 a game.
Seeler also brings an edge to the Flyers and is not afraid to mix it up and drop the gloves with opponents, something that goes a long way especially in a fanbase like Philadelphia.
Although the two sides are still in the beginning stage of contract talks, it is reported Seeler could earn a multi-year contract this offseason worth as much as $3M per year.
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The Flyers should hold on to this player

Will the Flyers keep Seeler?

Yes18773.6 %
No3915.4 %
For the rest of this season but won't extend.2811 %
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