Flyers sign former first round goaltender

The Flyers have signed free agent goaltender Jason Bacashihua, a former first round pick, to a contract, the Daily News has learned.

According to a confidential email released to NHL Players Association members, the two-way deal is worth $525,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL.

The Flyers have yet to announce the signing. The deal was completed, according to the NHLPA, on July 5.

Bacashihua, 28, was first round pick (No. 26 overall) by the Dallas Stars back in 2001. He has 38 games of NHL experience on his resume, all with the St. Louis Blues, where he posted a 7-17-4 record.

The Dearborn Heights, Mich., native is 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds. It is believed Bacashihua will fill in the gaps on the Flyers' depth chart, most likely as a backup with the Phantoms.

Bacashihua has bounced around a bit over the years, but has spent the last three years in the AHL, mostly as a starter. He was 23-16-3 with Lake Erie last season, posting a 2.29 goals against-average and .917 save percentage. Bacashihua was an astounding 17-3-1 in 2009-10 with Hershey.

He is a veteran of 233 AHL games, holding a career record of 99-103-18 with a 2.81 goals against-average.

The Flyers have signed Tye McGinn, a fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft, to an entry level contract. McGinn is among the players taking part in the prospect camp this week.

According to, the deal is a two-way contract is for 3 years. McGinn figures to be playing in Adrondack for the Phantoms this coming season.

McGinn, a scrappy left wing, had 31 goals and 33 assists in 42 games with Gatineau in juniors this past season. He also posted 13 points (5 goals) in 14 postseason games.

His older brother, Jamie, plays for the San Jose Sharks.

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