Flyers ink Rockets’ forward Twarynski to entry-level deal

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The Philadelphia Flyers officially added Kelowna Rockets forward Carsen Twarynski to their organization Sunday afternoon, signing him to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Originally selected by the Flyers in the third round, 82nd overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft, Twarynski has exploded offensively in his first full season with the Rockets, scoring 70 points (43G-27A) in 66 games. He’s had 17 goals come on the power play, three while short-handed and five game-winning goals.

Equalling his entire goal total from his previous 189 games in this season alone, Twarynski has tallied a pair of hat tricks and 10 multi-goal games this season. Nine of his 19 multi-point games have seen him record at least three points.

Leading the Rockets in goals, Twarynski tied for ninth in the league for scoring and is fourth among Western Conference skaters for goals scored as the Rockets rapidly pursue claiming another B.C. Division title.

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound product of Calgary, Alta. began his WHL career with his hometown Calgary Hitmen before being traded to the Rockets during the 2016-17 season. He has 180 points in (86G-94A) in 255 career Western Hockey League regular season games between the Hitmen and Rockets. Overall, he has 21 power-play goals, nine short-handed goals and nine game-winning goals.

Twarynski is the second player from the Rockets to ink an entry-level deal in the past two weeks after Kole Lind signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks at the start of the month.

The Rockets will be back in action against the Prince George Cougars Tuesday, March 12 (7:05 p.m. PDT) as they look to secure the division title on their own terms at Prospera Place.

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