Nolan Patrick accepted his one-year, $874,125 qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday.
The 22-year-old center, who was the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, last played an NHL game on April 2, 2019 because of a migraine disorder.
“I’m very excited to be a part of the Flyers organization for another year and am looking forward to getting back on the ice,” Patrick said.
Patrick has scored 61 points (26 goals, 35 assists) in 145 regular-season games and two points (one goal, one assist) in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.
“He continues to get better and make progress,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said on Sept. 10. “That’s the good thing; at this stage it looks like he’s going to get his quality of life back and hopefully he’ll be able to come back and play hockey for us. He’s a real important part … he’s a big part of that future for us.”