PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have signed five veterans, including center Ron Sutter, and two rookies to new contracts, General Manager Bob Clarke has announced.
Terms of the new contracts, signed with Sutter and his twin brother Rich, defensemen Ed Hodspodar and Brad Marsh, forward Ray Allison and rookies Dave McClay and John Stevens, were not disclosed in the Wednesday announcement.
Ron Sutter, emerging as one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL, scored 16 goals and had 27 assists in 73 regular season games for the Flyers and added four goals and eight assists in 18 playoff games.
His brother Rich had six goals and 10 assists in 56 games for the Flyers and added three goals and seven assists in a 13-game stint with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. He also scored three goals in 11 Flyers playoff games.
Marsh played in 77 of the Flyers' 80 games last year, scoring two goals with 18 assists. He also played in all 19 of the club's playoff games and had six assists.
Hodspodar scored three goals and had four assists in 80 games for the Flyers last season and added one goal and one assist in 18 playoff contests.
Allison had 17 goals and 22 assists in 49 games for Hershey and had one goal and an assist in 11 games with the Flyers.
McClay, a left winger drafted by the Flyers in the third round of the 1984 entry draft, scored 32 goals and had 36 assists in 70 games last season with Portland of the Western Hockey League.
Stevens, a defenseman who was also a third-round 1984 draft pick, tallied two goals and 10 assists in 45 games last season for Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League.
Both McClay and Stevens have one year of junior hockey eligibility remaining.