These days, the Flyers' top defense pair doesn't look like what many would have expected entering the season.

Sure, Mark Streit is a no-brainer to be the team's top pair, but Nick Schultz?

The Flyers signed Schultz on a one-year deal July 2 thinking he'd probably be the seventh defenseman. They made a bigger commitment to the 32-year-old blueliner Wednesday, signing him to a multi-year extension.

According to a report from Rogers Sportsnet, the deal is for two years and worth $4.5 million.