Philadelphia Flyers lock up Sean Couturier for 8 years at $62M

Sean Couturier staying in Philly.

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Mar 9, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers signed veteran center Sean Couturier to an eight-year, $62 million extension on Thursday.

The contract carries an average annual value of $7.75 million. It goes into effect with the 2022-23 season and runs through the 2029-30 campaign.

Flyers sign Sean Couturier for 8 years

“We are excited to announce Sean’s long term extension with the Flyers today,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a news release. “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.”

Couturier, 28, recorded 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists) in 45 games in his 10th season with the Flyers, who drafted him with the No. 8 overall pick in 2011.

The 2019-20 Selke Trophy winner won the Bobby Clarke Trophy as team MVP for the third consecutive season in 2020-21.

“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.”

Couturier has 443 points (174 goals, 269 assists) with 263 penalty minutes and a plus-88 plus/minus rating in 692 career games.

–Field Level Media