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Philadelphia Flyers re-sign Kimmo Timonen for one more Year

He’s baaaack!

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 39-year-old defenseman Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.


The 5-10, 194-lb blueliner will return for his eighth season with the Flyers. He was acquired from the Nashville Predators along with Scott Hartnell in exchange for Nashville’s first-round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft on June 18, 2007.

Timonen racked up 35 points (six goals) in 77 regular-season games this season, to go with a plus-5 rating. He only managed one assist in seven playoff games.

He has appeared in 519 of a possible 540 games for the Flyers over the past seven seasons, never missing more than six games in a season and appearing in all 82 games in 2009-10 and 2010-11. In that time period, Timonen notched 38 goals and 270 points.

Timonen ranks third all-time among Flyers defensemen in points (270) and 10th in games played (519).
It appears Timonen took a pay cut to remain a Philadelphia Flyer.


Fan reaction to the signing has been mostly positive, with fans happy the soon to be 40-year-old decided to give it one more year.


Some feel, as seen this past post-season, that he may not have much left in the tank.


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He may be old, but you can’t argue the value. After all, Timonen just went from the Flyers’ most expensive defenseman to their lowest-paid defenseman. Not a bad bargain at all.

Brady Trettenero

Brady Trettenero

BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate and hockey writer. Social/digital media for Hooked on Hockey Magazine. You can follow me on Twitter @BradyTrett.
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