Monday, August 20, 2012

Hartnell signs contract extension

August 20, 2012
Scott Hartnell will remain in Philly for the for the foreseeable future.

The Flyers re-signed their forward to a multi-year contract extension on Monday afternoon.
Multiple sources report that the contract extension will be for six-years.'s Tim Panaacio reports, via Twitter, that the deal is worth $28.5 million with a cap hit of $4.75 million.

The 30-year old Hartnell is coming off a career year in which he scored 37 goals and got 30 assists. His +/- rating was a 19 while playing the season on the G-Line with Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr.

Hartnell shared his excitement on the contract extension over Twitter.

Scott Hartnell@Hartsy19
"So happy to be in Philly to play in front of the best fans in the NHL. I would like to thank Mr. Snider and the entire Flyers organization."

Though they have struggled to sign big-name free agents during this off-season, GM Paul Holmgren and the rest of the Flyers' front office have done a good job of re-signing thier current players.

Prior to Hartnell, the Flyers also extended the contracts of Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds.

Hartnell was acquired by the Flyers in 2007, in a trade that also brought Kimmo Timonen to Philadelphia. Both players were traded from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a first round draft pick.

Hartnell has spent five years of his eleven-year long NHL career with the Flyers.

His original contract would have expired this upcoming season. Now, he will be a Flyer until 2019.

The contract extension will kick in after the 2012-2013 season.

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