Flyers to buy out F Cam Atkinson's contract

League: NHL

Posted on: 28 Jun, 2024 at 05:38 PM

Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday they are buying out the remainder of veteran forward Cam Atkinson's contract.

Atkinson, 35, registered 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 70 games during his second season with the Flyers in 2023-24.

He was due to earn $5.875 million in 2024-25, the final season of a seven-year, $41.125 million deal the two-time All-Star signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets in November 2017.

"When it comes to someone with the accomplishments and character of Cam, this was an exceptionally tough decision to make," Flyers general manager Daniel Briere said.

"Throughout his time with the Flyers, Cam has displayed an incredible work ethic and level of professionalism that is a true credit to him as a player and person. I've witnessed firsthand the amount of effort, dedication, and perseverance he went through during an incredibly tough rehabilitation process in order to come back and be a leader for our team on and off the ice."

Atkinson was a sixth-round pick by Columbus in 2008. The Blue Jackets traded Atkinson to the Flyers on July 24, 2021, in exchange for forward Jakub Voracek.

Atkinson has recorded 480 points (249 goals, 231 assists) in 770 games with Columbus (2011-21) and Philadelphia. He has 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 35 playoff contests.

--Field Level Media