PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Dave Poulin and three Canadian junior players to multi-year contracts, it was announced Wednesday.
Assistant general manager Gary Darling said centers Peter Zezel and Todd Bergen and right wing Rick Tocchet signed their first professional contracts with the Flyers.
This past season, Poulin, 25, set a club record for points by a first-year player with 76 on 31 goals and 45 assists. He was second in overall rookie scoring in the NHL and led the league with a plus-31 rating and six game-winning goals.
'He showed more poise, leadership and determination on the ice as a rookie than any other first-year player I have seen in many years,' executive vice president Keith Allen said.
Terms of Poulin's contract were not disclosed.
Zezel, a second-round draft choice of the Flyers last year, led the Ontario Hockey League Toronto Marlboros in scoring last season with 47 goals and 86 assists for 133 points.
Bergen, a fifth-round pick in the 1982 draft, had 57 goals and 39 assists for 96 points last season in only 43 games for Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League.
Tocchet, a sixth-round selection in 1983, posted 108 points on 44 goals and 64 assists last season for Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL.