It’s been reported that the Philadelphia Flyers have signed Andrew MacDonald to a 6 year extension for $30 million. AMac was set to become a free agent at the end of the season and apparently the Flyers front office liked what they saw in the 27-year-old defenseman.
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According to Bill Meltzer this would have been the asking price for AMac on the open market.
MacDonald got his open market value to sign and pre-empt UFA. No more and no less.
— Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) April 15, 2014
Even if that happens to be the case, the collective groan from the Flyers blogosphere has been pretty prevalent.
haha lol RT @davegisaac: MacDonald’s deal is six years $30 million.
— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) April 15, 2014
Guys I’m scared someone hold me — Kurt (@Kurt_BSH) April 15, 2014
Even if you’re a MacDonald fan, this is a deal that you get on the first day of free agency, not in April. — Charlie O’Connor (@BSH_THG_Charlie) April 15, 2014
Islanders fans are laughing at us. ISLANDERS FANS — Dan Schmidt (@3DPhillySports) April 15, 2014
flyera gonna flyera
— Flyers Faithful (@flyers_faithful) April 15, 2014
Andrew MacDonald will be a free agent in 2020. Considering the money the Flyers just gave him it seems safe to assume the front office expects him to be a cornerstone defenseman with this team going forward.
Cap information provided by CapGeek.