Flyers Reward Forward Scott Hartnell with Six-Year Extension


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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Even though the upcoming NHL season is in doubt, the Philadelphia Flyers have no doubt in their commitment to forward Scott Hartnell. The Flyers and Hartnell have agreed to a six-year $28.5 million contract extension.

Hartnell became the latest Flyer to get a six-year extension as Wayne Simmonds signed a similar deal last week. Coming off a career season, Hartnell truly demonstrated his value playing alongside rising star, Claude Giroux, as he scored a career high 37 goals while registering 30 assists, which tied his previous career high. Hartnell also received a no-movement clause.

“I’ve loved every second of it,” Hartnell said when asked about his time in Philadelphia. “We have a great team, a great bunch of guys. We have a great future and chance to win a Stanley Cup. Obviously, that was a big part of it. I want to win. I play hockey to win. We gotta good thing going.”

Hartnell has spent the past five seasons with the Flyers after he was acquired by the team in a trade with the Nashville Predators prior to the 2007-2008 season. His new deal will go through the 2018-2019 season.

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