NHL Rumors: Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Hartnell Agree To Extension
According to multiple sources, Scott Hartnell has re-signed with the Philadelphia Flyers for another six years. This is the second six year deal that the Flyers and GM Paul Holmgren have given out in the past week. Last week, Wayne Simmonds signed his own 6-year extension.
According to Anthony SanFilippo’s Twitter (@AnthonySan37), Hartnell was signed for $4.5 million per year, which is a $28.5 million contract. Hartnell will be staying in Philadelphia for at least till 2018-2019 when his contract expires. He will then be 37-years old.
Here is the original tweet that was sent out:
Hartnell is coming off the best season of his career in the NHL. While playing a full 82 game season with the Flyers, Hartnell recorded a total of 67 points while scoring a career high in goals with 37 as well as tying a career high 30 assists for the season.
Hartnell is looking to match the totals that he put up a year ago. The way the first line looks, Hartnell is going to be playing alone Claude Giroux and recently re-signed, Jakub Voracek. I believe that Holmgren jumped on Hartnell early just in case his value does go up after this season.
Hartnell also tweeted to show his thanks and appreciation toward Ed Snider and the rest of the Flyers organization.
Look for Hartnell to have a great season for the Flyers. Playing along side Giroux and Voracek could only make him a bigger focus on the offense. Holmgren struck at the right time to sign his offensive force, trying to leave the image of a disappointing offseason behind him. With the amount of determination and grit that Hartnell plays with along with his powerful shot, he truly is the definition of a Philadelphia Flyer.
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