Flyers sign defenseman Andrew MacDonald to extension

Tuesday April 15th, 2014

Andrew MacDonald leads the NHL in blocked shots. (Len Redkoles/NHL/Getty Images) Andrew MacDonald came to the Flyers in a trade with the Islanders. (Len Redkoles/NHL/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday. Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports the deal is worth $30 million over six years and does not include a no-trade clause.

MacDonald, 27, has four assists in 19 games as a No. 5 defenseman but has been carving out significant ice time since being acquired from the New York Islanders in March in exchange for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a 2014 third-round pick.

He reportedly turned down a four-year, $16-million offer from the Islanders before he was traded to the Flyers. He was in line to become an unrestricted free agent this summer for the first time in his career.

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MacDonald isn't afraid to get in front of opposing shooters. He leads the NHL in blocked shots (242) this season and has 17 goals and 76 assists in 314 career NHL games.

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