Senior Matt Hatch, a fleet left winger who helped Union College win the NCAA national championship this season, signed a free-agent contract Tuesday with the Flyers' top affiliate and will play for Lehigh Valley in the AHL.
"He's a gritty kid with high-end speed," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said.
Hatch, 24, is the second player from Union in the Flyers' organization, joining highly touted defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere.
Hatch had 13 goals this season, then added four more in the postseason. In 148 career games, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder had 34 goals and 39 assists. He was one of the team's top penalty killers.