The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday that they had signed Matt Mangene (F/D, University of Maine) and Matt Konan (D, Medicine Hat, WHL) to future entry-level contracts.
First reported by CBC’s Tim Wharsby, Mangene will forgo his senior year to join the Flyers.
The 23-year-old has tallied an impressive 34 points in 40 games for the Maine Black Bears this season. In 105 total games over his three years at UM, Mangene has scored 55 points.
Mangene was ranked the top defensive player by CBS College Sports. He has been praised for his speed and his prowess at creating scoring opportunities.