Flyers sign Hartnell to multi-year extension
|Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell checks New York Rangers defenceman Anton Stralman into the boards during the first period of their NHL game in Philadelphia on April 3, 2012. (REUTERS)
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers rewarded forward Scott Hartnell for a career year, signing the veteran to a multi-year contract extension on Monday.
No terms of the pact were released, but multiple reports state it is a six- year extension.
"We are pleased to announce that we have agreed with Scott on a multi-year extension," said Flyers general manager Paul 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."
The 30-year-old native of Saskatchewan posted career bests of 37 goals and 67 points, tying a career high with 30 assists, while playing in all 82 regular- season games last year. In addition, he totaled three goals and eight points in 11 postseason appearances.
"I am very happy to be staying in Philly to continue my career playing in front of the best fans in the NHL," Hartnell admitted. "I would like to thank Mr. Snider and the entire Flyers organization."
Hartnell, who was acquired from Nashville along with Kimmo Timonen on June 18, 2007, has totaled 129 goals and 134 assists over 407 games with Philadelphia.
In 843 games for the Predators and Flyers, Hartnell has accumulated 222 goals and 474 points. In 84 playoff games, the rugged winger has racked up 19 goals and 44 points.