Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/16/12
Right wing Wayne Simmonds signed a six-year contract extension worth $23.82 million with the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, according to the team website. Simmonds had said he would play out this final year of his contract this season, and focus on contract negotiations after the season. But apparently things changed. "I thought I had a pretty productive season last year, but coming into the summer I didn't know exactly where I stood or what would happen," Simmonds said Thursday on a conference call. "I talked to Homer [Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren] a little bit, but I still wasn't sure on the contract front. ... When Homer came to us with the contract extension, the three of us [Holmgren, Simmonds and Simmonds' agent] thought it was a good idea." Simmonds, 23, had 28 goals and 21 assists last season, and he played all 82 regular-season games for the second time in his four-year NHL career. With the departure of Jaromir Jagr and James van Riemsdyk, Simmonds bec...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rangers survive war of attrition in Game 1 vs Blue Jays

NBA Players Union to fund cardiac screenings for retired players

Dolphins fire defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, promote Lou Anarumo

Rob Manfred isn’t a fan of tweaking playoff format

Matt Barnes opens up about Derek Fisher fight

Bennett: QBs make too much money, not enough left for OL


Frank Gore must step up vs. Texans with Andrew Luck out

Sean Rodriguez apologizes about outburst, including to water cooler

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Gregg Popovich now resting himself by sitting out games

Knicks' sellout streak at Madison Square Garden halted at 201

Rex Ryan: Probably ‘a reach’ for Karlos Williams to play Sunday

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Three reasons each AL team can win the pennant

Garrett addresses Hardy's comments about Gisele

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker