The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Andy Welinski to a one-year contract; defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon to a two-year, two-way contract; defenseman Chris Bigras to a two-year, two-way contract; forward Kyle Criscuolo to a one-year, two-way contract; and goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to a one-year, two-way contract.
Welinski, 26, was a third-round choice by Anaheim in the 2011 NHL Draft and has spent his first three professional seasons in the Ducks organization. Last year, he notched eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 27 AHL games with San Diego in addition to one goal and three assists in 26 NHL games with Anaheim.
Welinski also tallied three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 16 postseason games as the Gulls reached the AHL’s Western Conference Finals.
A native of Duluth, Minn., Welinski has totaled 24 goals and 59 assists for 83 points in 146 career AHL games, and was an AHL All-Star in 2018. He also has six points (1g, 5a) in 33 career NHL contests.
Wotherspoon, 26, notched four goals and 18 assists for 22 points in 70 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage in 2018-19, his sixth pro season.
The native of Burnaby, B.C., has appeared in 355 AHL games with San Antonio, Stockton, Adirondack and Abbotsford, compiling 22 goals and 98 assists for 120 points along with a plus-59 rating.
Originally taken by Calgary in the second round of the 2011 NHL Draft, Wotherspoon has five assists in 30 career NHL matches, all with the Flames.
Bigras, 24, notched three goals and 19 assists for 22 points in 52 games with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack in 2018-19.
The four-year pro has appeared in 179 AHL games with Hartford, San Antonio and Lake Erie, notching 17 goals and 66 assists for 83 points.
A second-round choice by Colorado in the 2013 NHL Draft, Bigras has one goal and three assists in 46 career NHL games with the Avalanche.
Criscuolo, 27, recorded six goals and 14 assists for 20 points in 43 AHL games with the Rochester Americans last season.
A native of Southampton, N.J., Criscuolo has tallied 38 goals and 57 assists for 95 points in 174 AHL games with Rochester and Grand Rapids, and was a member of the Griffins’ Calder Cup championship team in 2017.
He made nine appearances in the NHL with Buffalo during the 2017-18 season.
Berube, 27, was 21-17-5 with a 3.01 goals-against average and an .896 save percentage in 43 contests with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters in 2018-19.
A Calder Cup champion and an AHL All-Star with Manchester in 2015, Berube has a record of 99-55-10 in 168 career AHL games with Manchester, Bridgeport, Rockford and Cleveland. He shows a 2.48 GAA and a .909 save percentage along with eight shutouts.
Berube has made 34 appearances in the NHL with the New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks, going 9-10-4 (3.39, .898).