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Sean Couturier Signs An Eight-Year Deal With The Philadelphia Flyers

Press release from the Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Sean Couturier to an eight-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $7.75M, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher. The contract will go into effect beginning with the 2022-23 season.

"We are excited to announce Sean's long term extension with the Flyers today," said President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Chuck Fletcher. "As one of the premier two-way centers in the NHL, Sean has the rare talent to shut down opposing team's top players while also contributing at a high offensive level. Throughout his 10 year career with the Flyers, he has proven to be the ultimate teammate. He carries an enormous presence inside our dressing room due to his preparation, determination and drive to win."

"Sean is a cornerstone of this team, and we are thrilled that he'll be in Orange and Black for years to come," said Dave Scott, Governor of the Flyers. "With his leadership, grit, and ability on both ends of the ice, Sean is essential to the future of this team, and we couldn't be happier to keep him in Philadelphia for the long term."

"To be part of the Flyers organization for another eight years following next year is extremely exciting," Couturier said. "I like the way the team is built and the mix of players that we have. I'm really looking forward to it but especially this year. We've made a lot of changes, but it's all positive and very exciting."

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MurrayChadwick's avatar

Oprah handing out contracts today…  you get 7.75 AAV, you get 7.75AAV, everyone gets 7.75AAV!

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 08/26/21 at 12:31 PM ET

Paul's avatar

First seven years he has a NMC, last year can be traded to 10 teams.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/26/21 at 12:33 PM ET

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I think Steve is to be credited for so far not giving out one of these (obviously stupid) long term, 7 or 8 year contracts. I am sure these GMs will have different thoughts come years 5-8.

Posted by exor54 on 08/26/21 at 02:34 PM ET

Chet's avatar

Wow what a terrible deal. He’s almost 29 and won’t even be a 2C in 2-3 years. The Flyers are like the Wild to me: never a threat to even be interesting, a few good pieces, will never break through, and most of all, who cares?

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 08/26/21 at 08:27 PM ET

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