Wayne Simmonds Signs Six-Year Extension with Flyers
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By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
Bob McKenzie of TSN announced Wednesday evening that right winger Wayne Simmonds has signed a six-year extension with the Flyers with an average cap hit of around $4 million per year. Specific financial terms of the agreement have yet to be confirmed.
Andy Strickland of Radio 590 “The Fan” in St. Louis and Truehockey.com reported early Thursday morning that the deal for Simmonds is worth $23.875 million, making the cap hit worth $3.979 million. Thursday evening, Chris Johnston of the Canadian Free Press confirmed the full contract details for the Wayne Simmonds extension. At $23.85 million ($3.975 million cap hit), the breakdown is as follows:
- 2013-14: $2.80 million
- 2014-15: $3.20 million
- 2015-16: $3.80 million
- 2016-17: $4.30 million
- 2017-18: $4.75 million
- 2018-19: $5.0 million
Simmonds was traded by the Los Angeles Kings along with forward Brayden Schenn and a second round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft in exchange for former captain Mike Richards and prospect forward Rob Bordson on June 23, 2011.
The 6’2″, 183-pound forward recorded 28 goals and 21 assists (49 points) during the 2011-12 season. He has been a powerful asset to the team’s power play unit.
Simmonds has one more season remaining on his current contract. The extension will keep him with the Flyers through the 2018-19 season.
Stay tuned to The Hockey Guys as this story develops.