Flyers pull move on Cam Atkinson after failed trade

Flyers pull move on Cam Atkinson after failed trade


Chris Gosselin

It has been confirmed that the Philadelphia Flyers will buy out the remainder of Cam Atkinson’s contract. He has been placed on unconditional waivers. 

“When it comes to someone with the accomplishments and character of Cam, this was an exceptionally tough decision to make.

Throughout his time with the Flyers, Cam has displayed an incredible work ethic and level of professionalism that is a true credit to him as a player and person. I’ve witnessed firsthand the amount of effort, dedication, and perseverance he went through during an incredibly tough rehabilitation process in order to come back and be a leader for our team on and off the ice.

I would like to thank Cam for all he has put into raising the standard of our team. Cam will always have a place in the Flyers organization, and we wish all the success for him and his family in the future.”

Atkinson’s seven year, $41 million contract is set expire in the 2025 offseason, but his time in Philly comes to an end. Especially after the subpar numbers he put up in 2023-24…

The veteran forward managed just 13 goals and 28 points in 70 games with the Flyers last season, making it arguably the least productive campaign of his NHL career. With a $5.875 million cap hit, that was too much of a tough pill for the Flyers to swallow.

Earlier this month, it was reported that general manager Daniel Briere had attempted to trade Atkinson. It had been said that the San Jose Sharks were interested in acquiring Atkinson but that forrward would not waive his no-trade clause to head to the struggling Sharks.

Now he will be placed back on free agency, hoping for a new start elsewhere on Monday.

Source: Flyers