Carter signs long-term deal with Flyers

Coming on the heels of a major three-year extension for right wing Claude Giroux, the Philadelphia Flyers steamrolled along and locked up another key piece of their organization by signing center Jeff Carter to an 11-year, $58 million contract extension.

The contract is quite cap-savvy for the Flyers and will only account for $5.27 against the cap per season starting next year. At the peak of the contract, Carter will earn $7 million in both the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 seasons. At the end of the contract, Carter will earn only $2 million per season for the final two years of the deal. A complete breakdown of the contract can be found below:

2011-12 $6,000,000
2012-13 $6,250,000
2013-14 $6,500,000
2014-15 $6,750,000
2015-16 $7,000,000
2016-17 $7,000,000
2017-18 $6,500,000
2018-19 $5,000,000
2019-20 $3,000,000
2020-21 $2,000,000
2021-22 $2,000,000

In 397 games played for the Flyers, Carter has amassed 291 points – including 153 goals. In 16 games this season, Carter has already tallied eight goals and 14 points.

The Flyers are also reportedly working on a contract extension for forward Ville Leino who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

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