Flyers sign playoff hero

The Flyers couldn’t steal the Eagles’ thunder, but they quietly locked up one of their core players.

The Flyers couldn’t steal the Eagles’ thunder, but they quietly locked up one of their core players.

 

The team and James van Riemsdyk agreed yesterday to a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension. The 22-year-old will earn about $4.25 million per season through 2017-18.

 

He scored 21 goals and recorded 19 assists (40 points) in 75 games last season. Van Riemsdyk had his coming-out party in the playoffs, where he scored seven goals in 11 games.

 

Van Riemsdyk wrote the following on his Twitter feed yesterday: “Want to thank mr snider and flyers management for treating me well and showing confidence in me #firstclassorganization.”

 
 
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