By Mary Cunningham

The Flyers signed forward Taylor Leier, per Renaud Lavoie of the Montreal Journal.

It’s a one-year deal worth $807,000 at the NHL level. CapFriendly later confirmed the signing.

Leier spent the bulk of his 2016-17 season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, finishing with 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) in 48 games. It was his most efficient scoring season yet as a professional.

The contract is two-way, meaning that Leier will receive less in terms of actual compensation if he does not spend the entire year with the Flyers.

And despite his solid AHL performance in 2016-17, Leier making the big club out of camp seems like a longshot.

With Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom both expected to make strong pushes for spots in the opening night lineup, the result is a roster crunch with 16 forwards battling for 14 spots.