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Flyers, Matt Read Agree on Four-Year Extension

Many people thought that the Philadelphia Flyers would move on from right winger Matt Read, a free agent at the end of the 2013-2014 season, this offseason to avoid giving overpaying him in a new deal.

Read has 35 goals in two seasons with the Flyers (via CDN)

Many people were wrong.

As reported by CSNPhilly, the Flyers have signed Read, 27, to a four-year, $14.5 million contract. His agent and Holmgren have been engaging in talks all summer, but only recently did the plan come together.

After a stellar rookie season in which he led all first-timers with 24 goals, Read took a backseat to guys like Wayne Simmonds and Jake Voracek last season, posting 11 goals in 42 games during the lockout-shortened season. He figures to be the team’s 3rd-line right winger next to Sean Couturier.

Of his contract, Read said, “I couldn’t be happier with being with this organization, and I’m glad to be here for a couple more years.” Let’s hope that he plays up to his deal, a relative bargain in my mind, unlike so many before him during the Paul Holmgren Era.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Flyers

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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  1. Projecting the Flyers Line Combinations | Khandyman Sports - September 21, 2013

    […] have offensive potential. Read scored 24 goals his rookie year and 11 in 42 games last year, and just signed a 4-year extension with the team. Couturier, a shut-down defender—just ask Evgeni Malkin—is looking to produce […]

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