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Flyers sign 2024 first-round pick Jett Luchanko to entry-level contract

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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Jett Luchanko to a three-year, entry-level contract, per Flyers general manager Daniel Brière.

Luchanko was selected 13th overall by the Flyers in the 2024 NHL Draft. The 17-year-old center racked up 20 goals and 54 assists for 74 points in 68 games with the OHL’s Guelph Storm this past season, in which he led the club in assists in points, respectively.

“It feels amazing,” said Luchanko after signing. “This is obviously a great organization and I’m happy to be locked in here and have them behind me the whole way.”

Luchanko put pen to paper right after the on-ice scrimmage to close out 2024 Development Camp wrapped up. His high speed, vision, and skills with the puck were on full display all week throughout on-ice drills and the scrimmage itself.

“We didn’t want to move too far back because Jett was our guy that we wanted,” said Brière at the draft.

Brière was also asked about Luchanko’s positioning and if he can stick as a center in the NHL, answering, “Absolutely. He’s a center. The way he plays, the way he works, the way he’s a complete player, first of all. Very young still. Played on an OHL team, and what he did and how he got better and better as the season went on, we feel that yes he’s a center, absolutely, and we feel he’s just starting to tap his potential.”

Luchanko will spend next season with Guelph to further his game, but leaving development camp with a new contract is a tremendous step in the right direction for both Luchanko and the Flyers.

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