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From Doghouse to Penthouse: Flyers and Scott Hartnell Agree on 6-Year Deal

Scott Hartnell and the Flyers agreed on a contract extension this afternoon (Photo by: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers and F Scott Hartnell agreed to a 6-year contract extension Monday afternoon.

The deal is 6-years, $28.5M paying him $4.75 annually beginning in the 2013-14 season.

“I’m gonna play my heart out for all six years,” Hartnell said in a conference call with reporters.

Hartnell began last season in Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s doghouse, but quickly turned his season around playing along side Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr on the team’s top line, notching career highs in goals and points.

Thus, he’s only broken the 30-goal barrier twice in his career including last season’s 37.

“I’ve never had better times than I’ve had in Philly. The fans are great and I’m really Flyered up to get it going,” Hartnell added.

Last week the team also announced a 6-year contract extension with newly acquired Wayne Simmonds

The Flyers are also expected to sign star Claude Giroux long-term, Hartnell and Giroux are figured to be playing along side each other for years to come.

Hartnell made his first NHL All-Star Game in 2011-12.

 

Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: 973espn@gmail.com

 

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