Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Simmonds agrees to contract extension.

August 16, 2012
UPDATE:  The Flyers have announced on their website that Simmonds has signed the contract extension.

Forward Wayne Simmonds has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Flyers.

The news broke late Wednesday night via a tweet from Bob McKenzie.

Bob McKenzie@TSNBobMcKenzie
"Wayne Simmonds has agreed to 6 year extension with PHI. Not sure on precise AAV but hearing it's around $4M per year."'s Tim Panaccio later confirmed that the cap hit of the deal is $3.84 million per year. The deal in total is worth $23.04 million

In his fourth NHL season, and first with the Flyers, Simmonds had a career year.

Simmonds played in all 82 games, scoring 28 goals and earning 21 assists, totaling 49 points. He averaged just under 16 minutes of ice time.

Simmonds, 24, spent his first three seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. He was traded to Philadelphia for the former Flyers' captain Mike Richards in a trade that shocked all of hockey.

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