Found September 20, 2013 on
from Anthony SanFillippo at the Flyers' website,
If there was any question at all as to whether the Flyers viewed Matt Read as part of their long-term core that was answered in resounding fashion late Friday.
The Flyers and Read agreed on a four-year contract extension that kicks in beginning next season.
The contract is for $14.5 million, or an average annual value of $3.625, which will serve as his cap hit beginning in the 2014-15 season.
“We’re excited and happy we finally got this done,” said general manager Paul Holmgren. “This has been going on for the better part of the summer. We’re happy and I’m sure Matt’s happy. He’s one of the young, core players on our team.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Read scored 11 goals and recorded 24 points last season.
Among the Flyers many rookie leaders from 2011-12, Matt Read
stood out. He jumped out to a hot start and into the spotlight.
The 2012-13 season was not a highlight year for Read. He
struggled early. He suffered a devastating injury just as he started to
improve. But the Flyers have intentions to keep Read around...
After what has already been, arguably, Paul Holmgren’s most impressive offseason to date he went and re-signed Matt Read to a bargain of a four year contract on Friday. At four years and only $3.625 million on the cap, my initial reaction was elation at the cap number. I had thought for some time now, that the Flyers might have to trade Read because of their young nucleus of players...
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* The Flyers announced yesterday that they have signed Matt Read to a four-year contract extension. The deal is worth $14.5 million, with an annual cap hit of $3.625 million. Basically, Read received in the neighborhood of what his market value would have been as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Having UFA leverage drives a player's cost higher than...
The Flyers and forward Matt Read have agreed to a 4-year extension, according to Flyers Inside Reporter Anthony SanFilippo.
The deal will pay Read $14.5 million over those 4 years, averaging out to a $3.625 million cap hit each year.
Holmgren and Read have expressed their happiness and relief at agreeing to an extension. Read, in the final year of his entry-level contract for the...
In a move to try and keep the team’s young core together for the foreseeable future, the Flyers signed Matt Read Friday night to a 4-year contract extension, worth $14.5 million. Read was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. After being signed out of Bemidji State University, Read posted a rookie-high 24 goals and 23 assists in 79 games for...
The Philadelphia Flyers and forward Matt Read have agreed to a four-year $14.5 million contract extension the team announced Friday.
"We're excited and happy we finally got it done" general manager Paul Holmgren said. "He's one of the young core players on our team."
Read 27 has 35 goals and 36 assists in 121 career games. He is currently in the final...
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Last week in Philadelphia, FLyers winger Matt Read talked about pending free agency and made it sound rather convincing that he was prepared to do that in July of 2014.
Friday night, in yet another Paul Holmgren "Friday Night Bomb," the Flyers general manager announced the club had re-signed him to a 4-year deal worth $14.5 million with an annual cap hit of $3.625 million...
Ben Holmstrom’s brother is this year’s River Hawks’ team captain. (Photo/Bob Fina/Flickr)
The Philadelphia Flyers’ front office and coaching staff are starting to get their roster shape for the start of the National Hockey League regular season, which gets underway on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd.
The Flyers made 28 roster moves on Wednesday afternoon either assigning...
[Photo: Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI] Some wondered whether Matt Read would wait till the end of the 2013-14 season to re-sign with the Philadelphia Flyers. Some wondered if Read would even re-sign with the Flyers at all. This evening, the team announced that Read has agreed to a four-year extension. The contract, which will be worth [...]
BRAYDEN SCHENN NEXT IN LINE FOR EXTENSION
Over the course of the last two off-seasons and the 2013 pre-season, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has systematically gotten contract extensions done for the team's major prospective free agent forwards. If you are keeping score at home, the Flyers have locked up seven of their top eight forwards for multiple years beyond the...
Flyers captain Claude Giroux continues to progress from his offseason right hand injury and could be ready to see game action as soon as next Tuesday’s preseason game against the New Jersey Devils.
“I’d love to that’s for sure” Giroux said. “As long as my hand lets me be 100 percent Tuesday I’d love to play. We’ll see how I feel then.”
Giroux again participated...
The Flyers could very well be the team that the Washington Capitals face off against in the 2015 Winter Classic, Chuck Gormley of CSN is reporting.
The appearance would be the Flyers’ 3rd, and would be the most in the NHL. The 2015 Winter Classic will be the 7th ever held, so the Flyers could play in nearly 50% of the Winter Classics.
The announcement on the Capitals’ opponent...
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that if Scott Laughton was going to make the Flyers, he would have to do on the merits of playing center - not on the wing.
Today in Lake Placid, coach Peter Laviolette told reporters just that: Laughton is a natural centerman, has only ever played the position, and has to fit there to stick around.
Which is the way it has to be given he is...
The Philadelphia Flyers have already participated in two
Winter Classics. It appears that they
are a strong candidate to appear in a third.
Tim Pannacchio of CSN Philly is reporting that the Flyers and the Boston
Bruins are the two finalists to meet the Washington Capitals in Washington D.C. News broke today that the Capitals were awarded the game...