Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Flyers sign Simmonds to six-year extension
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Philadelphia has inked the 23 year old forward to an extension that is rumored to be around $4 million per year. Simmer still has a year left on his current deal that he signed when he originally came here in the Los Angeles/Mike Richards trade, so for 2012-'13 his cap hit will be $1.75 mil and the new deal will kick in the following season.
As bad as this off season has been for the Flyers in regards to defense, they've done a good job of retaining their players on offense. Sure, they let Jagr go. But when it comes to wingers (ala Voracek & now Simmonds) they've been putting their money where their mouth is and tying up talented youth for the long haul. Let's just hope the NHLPA and the owners get a new collective bargaining deal done soon so this can go into effect sooner rather than later.