Thursday August 16th, 2012

In his first season as a Philadelphia Flyer, having arrived as part of the Mike Richards trade with the Los Angeles Kings, forward Wayne Simmonds posted career highs with 28 goals and 49 points. So it's no surprise that the Flyers have agreed to a six-year extension with the right wing, who turns 24 on Aug. 26. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the deal is for about $24 million. In four NHL seasons (the first three with the Kings, who selected him in the second round of the 2007 draft), Simmonds has 67 goals and 142 assists in 322 games.

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