NEWS UPDATE: #Flyers have re-signed (LW) Scott Hartnell @Hartsy19 to a multi-year contract extension
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have re-signed 6-2, 210-lb left wing Scott Hartnell to a multi-year contract extension, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.
“We are pleased to announce that we have agreed with Scott on a multi-year extension,” said Holmgren. “Scott has been a very good player for us over the last five seasons and we look forward to many more good years to come.”
“I am very happy to be staying in Philly to continue my career playing in front of the best fans in the NHL," said Hartnell. "I would like to thank Mr. Snider and the entire Flyers organization.”
From Scott Hartnell:
Scott Hartnell @Hartsy19
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.
From Anthony SanFilippo:
Anthony SanFilippo @AnthonySan37
BREAKING: #Flyers have signed Scott Hartnell (@Hartsy19) to a 6-year contract extension (through 2018-19 season).
NHL owners want long-term contracts not to exceed five years in the next CBA, which is currently being negotiated – without success.
Funny, but the Flyers keep churning out six-year deals.
Last week, it was Wayne Simmonds signing a six-year extension. On Monday afternoon, left wing Scott Hartnell, who had a career season in 2011-12, re-upped for six years, $28.5 million, according to a source.
This contract kicks in 2013 and takes Hartnell through 2018-19 when he turns 37. He is in the last year of a six-year, $25.2 million deal that he signed he when came over from Nashville in 2007.
Hartnell’s cap hit will rise slightly from $4.2 million to $4.75 million in 2013-14. He obviously took less money now for a long-term guarantee. Under the present CBA, all contracts are guaranteed.
Monday, the Flyers made sure Hartnell would stay on the top line, too, signing him to a six-year extension worth $28.5 million. It kicks in during 2013-14 and pays annual salaries of $6 million, $5 million, $5 million, $5 million, $4.5 million and $3 million.