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Flyers Extend Simmonds

The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed on a contract extension with RW Wayne Simmonds. The contract is worth six years at a reported approximately $24 million. The full details of the contract have yet to be released, but it looks as though his annual average value will be close to $4 million per year ($3.94 and $3.97 are two numbers being thrown around), depending on bonuses. His new contract will not go into effect until the start of the 2013-2014 season. He will finish out his current contract, making $1.75 million this season.

RW Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers
(Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

With the lack of success the Flyers had bringing in a big name player during this offseason, the Flyers had the money to sign Simmonds. What the Flyers needed was defense this offseason, but what they got were some of their own young, talented offensive players signed for the next few seasons after signing Voracek and now Simmonds.

Simmonds, who turns 24 on August 26th, had a career year last year in goals (28), points (49), and Power Play goals (11). His presence in front of the net is one that will surely be valued. Between Simmonds’ 11 PP goals (T-6th in the league) and Hartnell’s 16 (2nd), the Flyers look to have a dominant season on the man advantage.

John Feldman

John Feldman

Avid Flyers fan, former hockey player, and current drinker. I'm 27 years old and I still act like I'm 12. I've chosen to watch regular season Flyers games over work, girlfriends, special family occasions, and proper hygiene. And when the playoffs start...well I'm sure you can imagine. It's no wonder I'm still single, unemployed, and living with my parents. But until something comes along and changes my opinion about the Flyers (nothing ever will), I'm totally cool with it. By the way, I wrote a book. It has absolutely nothing to do with hockey. http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Unsuccessful-John-Feldman/dp/1469982269/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342974305&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+be+unsuccessful (I don't know how to hyperlink it. I'm not too smart.)
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