Flyers sign three big defensemen, deal Markov
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers bulked up their defense Tuesday by signing hulking blueliners Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien to free-agent contracts.
Hatcher, who captained the Dallas Stars to the 1999 Stanley Cup
title under current Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock, signed a four-year
deal worth $14 million. Rathje left the San Jose Sharks for a
five-year, $17.5 million contract, and Therien rejoined the Flyers
for one season at $500,000.
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