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Flyers sign D Reece Willcox to contract extension

By PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com, 08/08/18, 11:15PM CDT

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2012 draft pick inks two-year, two-way deal to stay with organization

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed defenseman Reece Willcox to a two-year, two-way contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Below are news & notes on Willcox career:

REECE WILLCOX (D)

DRAFTED: 2012 (5th Round, 141st Overall) - Philadelphia Flyers

AGE: 26 (3-20-1994)

BORN: Surrey, British Columbia

VITALS: 6'3", 207 pounds

SHOOTS: Right

* Willcox recently completed his third pro season with the Flyers organization after he completed a four-year career at Cornell University.

* He recorded a career-best 15 points (3g-12a) and a +2 in 57 regular season games with the Phantoms this past season.

* He appeared in all 13 Calder Cup Playoff games, recording one assist, and ranked second on the team with a plus-minus rating of +5. 

* In parts of three seasons, including two full seasons with the Phantoms, he has posted 25 points (7g-18a) in 111 regular season games.

* In his four-year career at Cornell, Willcox served as captain of the Big Red in his senior season and posted 29 points (5g-24a), along with 30 penalty minutes, in 120 career games.

* Willcox was the Flyers Fifth Round pick (141st overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.