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Flyers Sign Andrew MacDonald To A Six Year Extension

via the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a multi-year contract extension today, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

MacDonald was acquired by the Flyers around this year's trade deadline on March 4 from the NY Islanders, and since joining the team, has four assists in 19 games and recorded over 20 minutes of ice-time in 14 of those games, including a Flyers-high of 28:49 at Pittsburgh on Apr. 12.

The 6-1, 190-pound defenseman led all NHL players in blocked shots this season with 242 and was one of three players in the NHL with over 200 blocks.

He finished the season with four goals and 24 assists for 28 points in 82 games between the Islanders and Flyers.

 

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I would’ve liked the Wings to get him. But to sign him for 6/$30M, I’m glad they didn’t. MacDonald isn’t a $5M per year kind of player.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 04/15/14 at 09:43 AM ET

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VL, so true.  MacDonald’s AAV is now $250K more than Kronwall’s.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/15/14 at 09:45 AM ET

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Wow, that is some pay-day for MacDonald!

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/15/14 at 09:50 AM ET

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You gotta understand though Krronwall got his contract when TPHs salary still set the mark.  kronwall I’d a 6m player on any other team all day.  50 pnt dman alone is worth that.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/15/14 at 09:52 AM ET

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So for ab30 point d man who leads league in blocked shots.  I think 5 is a tad high but not bad at all esp with projected numbers

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/15/14 at 09:54 AM ET

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Pretty impressive that he was able to block 242 shots while playing in 82 games and not get injured. No way that would have been possible if he had been with the Wings.

Posted by SK77 on 04/15/14 at 10:05 AM ET

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He’s a brutal possession player and that amount of shot-blocking will catch up to him sooner or later.  This is a bad signing that will haunt Philly.

Posted by captaineclectic on 04/15/14 at 10:07 AM ET

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1. That’s what I expected it would take to sign him on July 1.
2. That sets the minimum negotiating price for Kyle Quincey, who historically has been a better player than MacDonald.  So, most Wings fans should be thanking the Flyers for that contract, because Quincey is a goner at that price/timeframe.  However, Niskanen just became a $7 million player.

Posted by jkm2011 on 04/15/14 at 12:02 PM ET

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