Scott Hartnell Contract Extension Worth $28 Million, According To Reports

Scott Hartnell has signed an extension with the Philadelphia Flyers that will pay the 30-year-old forward $28.5 million over six-years, according to multiple reports by several different outlets.

That means that the AAV (annual average value) of the contract will count for $4.75 million against the salary cap. 

In terms of real dollar amounts, Chris Johnston reports that the deal is front-loaded with Hartnell receiving $6 million in 2013-14 (when the extension begins), followed by three seasons at $5 million, one year at $4.5 million and $3 million in the final year of the deal.

Of course, with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire on Sept. 15, that value potentially is subject to change if any kind of salary rollback occurs.

Regardless, the Flyers managed to acquire Hartnell at an assumed discount as he probably could have received a much larger salary following the upcoming season when he was due to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

Instead, Hartnell chose to take a longer-term contract in order to stay in Philadelphia, which will also give him an annual average raise of $550,000.



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George Prax's picture

Finally a deal that makes sense this year.