Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Vincent Lecavalier, F
The biggest prize of this summer’s free agent class, Lecavalier landed in Philadelphia after the Flyers offered the 33-year-old center a five-year, $22.5 million pact. The four-time All-Star has managed double-digit goals in each of his 14 NHL campaigns and will center Philly’s second line while receiving significant time on the power play.
Mark Streit, D
The Flyers so desperately needed to bolster their defense this summer they were willing to trade for Streit’s rights a week before he hit free agency in order to secure exclusive negotiating rights. Philadelphia was able to come to an agreement with the former New York Islanders captain who will add leadership, durability and an offensive upside to Philly’s back end.
Ray Emery, G
Emery returns for his second stint in the City of Brotherly Love on an economical one-year, $1.65 deal looking to re-establish himself as a viable number one netminder. After posting a 17-1 record behind Corey Crawford in Chicago last year, the 29-year-old Emery will battle for crease minutes all year with returning goaltender Steve Mason.
Danny Briere, F
Philadelphia's free agency haul from 2007 was jettisoned this summer via one of the team's compliance buyouts. In six seasons with the Orange and Black Briere produced 124 goals and 283 points, but his productivity had dwindled in recent years which pushed the Flyers to buy out the final two years of his contract.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G
Bryzgalov wasn't terrible during his time in Philadelphia (52 wins in two seasons). He just wasn't providing the kinds of returns the Flyers envisioned when they inked the Russian netminder to a nine-year, $51 million pact back in 2011. Philly had a chance to rectify the mistake and took full advantage this summer.