Hartnell Joins Simmonds with Six-Year ExtensionBREAKING NEWS, Flyers, News, NHL Monday, August 20th, 2012
As of this afternoon, he’s not the only Flyer to receive a six year extension this off-season; Scott Hartnell can now be added to the list.
Hartnell has been with the Flyers since the 2007-08 season, posting 24 goals twice, 30 goals once, and hitting 37 goals this past season while playing alongside Claude Giroux. It may be unrealistic to think he can hit 37 goals again, but he’s become one of the “heart and soul” members of the team as well as an engaged and charitable member of the organization.
There weren’t many Flyers that made it to the prospect training camp earlier this summer, but Hartnell was there bright and early along with the fans.
There has been no information made available yet on the dollars and cents, but considering his current deal was worth an average $4.2 million per year, it’s likely to hit north of $5.0 million.
UPDATE: Per Anthony San Filippo, he is “hearing” the contract is worth $33 million, or $5.5 million per year.
UPDATE X2: Per Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, the actual value is $28.5 million, or $4.75 million per year. This seems much more in line with what he’s “worth,” both in production and intangibles.
Kimmo Timonen remains the only “vital” member of the team that does not have a contract beyond this season. It has been speculated that he may consider a one-year extension at the end of the season, but it will likely depend on how his health holds up.
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