NHL

Flyers, Simmonds agree to six-year contract extension

{eot}
TSN.ca Staff
8/16/2012 9:45:05 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

The Philadelphia Flyers and forward Wayne Simmonds have agreed to a six-year contract extension.

The deal is believed to have an annual average value of around $4 million per season.

"We are pleased to announce that we have agreed to a multi-year extension with Wayne Simmonds," general manager Paul Holmgren said.  "Wayne plays the game with courage and honor and we believe he will continue to be a very good winger for our organization."

"I'm extremely happy to have this deal in place," Simmonds said.  "We're going to have a good team in Philly for a long time and I just wanted to be able to be a part of hopefully bringing a championship back to the Philly faithful."

The 23-year-old scored a career-high 28 goals to go with 21 assists while playing in all 82 games in his first season with the Flyers. He was traded to Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Kings along with Brayden Schenn last June, 2011 as part of the Mike Richards deal.

A resident of Scarborough, Ontario, Simmonds has 67 goals and 75 assists in 322 NHL contests with the Flyers and Kings.

Simmonds is scheduled to earn $2 million this season in the final year of a two-year, $3.5 million deal that carries an annual cap hit of $1.75 million. His new extension begins in the 2013-14 season.

Wayne Simmonds (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

2014-15 NHL Preview

From The Hockey Insider

TSN's Bob McKenzie sets up the start of training camp, going one-on-one with the GMs from all seven Canadian teams.


WATCH: Bryan Murray - Ottawa Senators

WATCH: Dave Nonis - Toronto Maple Leafs

WATCH: Kevin Cheveldayoff - Winnipeg Jets

WATCH: Marc Bergevin - Montreal Canadiens

WATCH: Brad Treliving - Calgary Flames

WATCH: Craig MacTavish - Edmonton Oilers

WATCH: Jim Benning - Vancouver Canucks


TSN.ca previews what to expect out of the NHL's 30 teams as we count down to puck drop. Check daily for team previews and updates on each Canadian franchise leading up to Oct. 8.


Latest Preview: Colorado Avalanche






TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television