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Along With High Praise, Holmgren Gets His Contract Extended

from Anthony J. SanFilippo of the DelcoTimes,

“Paul has done an outstanding job,” team president Peter Luukko said Tuesday in announcing Holmgren’s new contract extension. “He came out of the lockout with the style of play changing a bit and he built a team with skill and speed. He’s had the success, but at the same time we haven’t lost our Flyer identity and I think that is very important because our fans, players, and coaches alike expect us to be a tough team to play against, a gritty team and a hard team.

“But as the game has changed a bit, Paul has done a heck of a job adjusting to that and his record speaks for itself.”

The Flyers announced the three-year extension prior to the club’s 3-2 overtime win against the Washington Capitals. As first reported by the Daily Times, Holmgren’s contract takes him through 2015. Salary terms were not disclosed, but a source put the total figure in the neighborhood of $4.5 million.

“He’s obviously very deserving,” Clarke said in a phone interview after the contract was announced. “He’s just done a terrific job putting this team together. He was directly involved with every player on this roster being here.”

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