According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Flyers have signed Wayne Simmonds to a six year contract extension. The deal will keep Simmonds in Philly through the 2018-19 season. Accorisnd to CSN’s Tim Panaccio, the cap hit of the deal will be $3.84 million .
The Flyers acquired SImmonds last season in a deal that sent captain Mike Richards to LA. The Flyers shortly after signed Simmonds to a two year deal. By the second game of the season you could tell he was a great fit in Philly after a fight with the Devils’ David Clarkson. He represents Philly style hockey, playing a great two way game.
Simmonds had the best season of his career last year, netting 28 goals and putting up 49 points. He is only 23 and has plenty of time to improve his skill level. He will most likely end up on the second line playing on Danny Briere’s wing along with Brayden Schenn.
The is just one of many move we can expect from Holmgren to keep this young talent together.