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. CSNPhilly.com'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.
"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.