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Flyers Sign McGillis

The Philadelphia Flyers signed hard-hitting defenseman Dan McGillis to a two-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

McGillis, 27, had eight goals and 37 assists in 78 games last season. He led the team and was seventh in the NHL with 220 hits.

McGillis was acquired in March 1998 in a trade that sent defenseman Janne Niinimaa to the Edmonton Oilers.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound McGillis is known for his physical style of play.

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