PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to the terms of free agent defensman Ed Hospodar, Bob Clarke, Flyers vice president and general manager, said Wednesday.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Hospodar, 25, a 6-foot-2, 210 pound defenseman, had nine assists and 163 penalty minutes with the Hartford Whalers last season. He was a second round draft pick by the New York Rangers in the 1979 entry draft.
Hospodar played three seasons for the Rangers before being traded to Hartford prior to the 1982-83 season, the Flyers said.
'Ed is a solid hitting defenseman who likes to use the body,' said Clarke. 'He is a proven five-year National Hockey League veteran whose style of play fits that of the Flyers.'