Philadelphia - The Philadelphia Flyers have signed promising forward Claude Giroux to a three-year contract extension on Monday through the 2013-14 season.
TSN of Canada is reporting that the deal is for $11.25 million over the length of the contract. He is scheduled to make $2.75 million under the first year of the contract and $3.5 million and $5 million in the second and third years, respectively.
In 15 games this season, the 22-year old is leading the team in goals and points with seven and 14, respectively.
The first-round draft pick (22nd overall) of the 2006 draft has totaled 32 goals and 56 assists over 141 games since beginning play in the NHL at the end of the 2007-08 season.
In the 2009-10 season, he had 16 goals and 31 assists while appearing in all 82 games. He added 10 goals and 11 assists in 23 games during the Flyers' run to the Stanley Cup Finals, which saw the team fall in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks.