Flyers’ winger Scott Hartnell, who will enter this season in the final year of his contract, has let it be known that he would like to continue his career in Philadelphia.
Hartnell led the Flyers in scoring last year with a career high 37 goals. He posted a total of 67 points, also a career high.
Hartnell signed a 6-year deal after being traded to the Flyers from Nashville in ’08. That deal is set to expire after next season.
After a slow start last year, many people called for the winger’s trade. Some said Hartnell never lived up to his cap hit of $4.2 million. However, Hartnell poured it on after fighting off an injury in the pre-season, working very hard to get himself back in shape and ready to go. He was soon rewarded for his hard work by being promoted to the first line to play along side of Jaromir Jagr and Claude Giroux. Once he got the chance, he made it count.
Scott Hartnell, to me, has become an iconic figure in the orange and black. He plays with grit and heart, and ...