The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with defenseman T.J. Brennan.
Brennan, who won his second Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman in 2015-16, is coming off a season in which he scored 25 goals, totaled 68 points and posted a plus-34 rating in 69 games with the Toronto Marlies. Brennan led all AHL blueliners in goals (T-13th overall) and points (T-3rd overall), finished second in assists (T-7th overall) and third in plus/minus (third overall).
Brennan also scored one goal in seven NHL appearances with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16, and made his third consecutive appearance in the AHL All-Star Classic. Brennan was also named a First Team AHL All-Star for the second time in three years.
A native of Willingboro, N.J., Brennan has appeared in 443 regular-season AHL games with Toronto, Rockford, Rochester and Portland, recording 113 goals and 206 assists for 319 points. His 113 goals rank fifth all-time for an AHL defenseman.
Brennan has also appeared in 45 Calder Cup Playoff contests, totaling 16 goals and 18 assists for 34 points.
A second-round pick by Buffalo in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Brennan has recorded five goals and eight assists for 13 points in 53 career NHL games with Buffalo, Florida and Toronto.
Brennan grew up and played youth hockey in the Philadelphia area as a member of the Philadelphia Little Flyers, and played in the Flyers Cup tournament in 2005 with Moorestown High School in New Jersey.