DeAngelo says main reason for leaving Flyers had to do with John Tortorella

Published July 26, 2023 at 8:16
Tony DeAngelo's time with the Philadelphia Flyers came to an end over ten days ago as he was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract.

On Monday, DeAngelo signed a one-year deal worth $1.675 million to return to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes tried to acquire DeAngelo late last month but run into an issue due to a clause in the CBA stating that a team can't bring a player back via trade within 12 months, especially on retained salary.

Following Monday's signing, DeAngelo met with the media and discussed his split with the Flyers and his relationship with his former coach in Philadelphia, John Tortorella.

"Obviously the coach and I wound up not fitting together, I guess that would be the main reason for leaving the team and being a free agent again," DeAngelo said.

He went on to add, "I've been bought out again which is disappointing, but there were different factors that led to that a little bit," he said. "As far as controversy I feel like that's all in the past. I guess there was some controversy this year you could call it, just not being on the same page as the head coach. But there was no personal feelings, nothing personal happened or something big happened to lead to anything, it was kind of just a mutual disagreement on a bunch of things that I won't get into."

The 27-year-old had a pretty good season offensively, putting up 42 points (11 goals, 31 assists), while adding 73 penalty minutes and was a minus-27.

It'll be interesting to see how the Flyers fanbase reacts when Tony DeAngelo takes to the ice at Wells Fargo Arena for his return on October 30th at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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DeAngelo says main reason for leaving Flyers had to do with John Tortorella

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