Jay Rosehill has signed an American Hockey League contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.. Rosehill’s contract with the Philadelphia Flyers expired following last season, leaving him as an Unrestricted Free Agent. By signing an AHL deal, Rosehill won’t be able to play in the NHL unless an NHL team signs him, but it does keep him within the Flyers organization.
The Flyers obtained Rosehill via a trade in 2013 from the Anaheim Ducks, three months after the Ducks had signed him to an NHL contract out of AHL Norfolk. Rosehill proceeded to play the entire 2013-14 season with the Flyers, earning two goals in 34 games played and 90 penalty minutes.
Last season, Rosehill was sent down for the start of the AHL season and spent the entire year with the Phantoms. Rosehill led the Phantoms in penalty minutes with 219 over the course of 65 games, while adding five goals and seven assists.
Rosehill’s best season in the AHL came in 2010-11 with the Toronto Marlies when he scored 13 points in 32 games.
The 30-year-old Rosehill has 425 career AHL games, scoring 66 points and has accumulated 1,237 penalty minutes.
Per usual in the AHL, terms of the deal were not disclosed.