Flyers Extend Sean Couturier for 8 Years
The Philadelphia Flyers have officially extended their Selke winning center to an eight year, $7.75M ($62M Total) deal that kicks in during 2022-23 season. This contract includes a no-movement clause, and when the eighth and final year hits it will turn into a partial no-trade clause.
OFFICIAL: COOTS, THERE IT IS! 📃✍️ https://t.co/JplnEOfxa8— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) August 26, 2021
Sean Couturier’s extension has been a hot button topic across the fanbase for about a year now. Going into the end of Couturier’s deal we knew he was criminally underpaid and was going to receive a nice payday especially with the Selke trophy win. I had a feeling he was going to take a slight team-friendly deal, but not to this level; the dollar amount of $7.75M is just shocking to me I genuinely felt like Couturier was going to get more.
It’s no secret just how important Sean Couturier is to the Philadelphia Flyers, he is the cornerstone to the franchise and locking him up for eight years before he even goes into his last contracted season is remarkable. Couturier locks up the league’s best elite forwards night in and night out and has been underrated for the majority of his career.
The team-friendly nature of this contract will allow the Flyers to easily negotiate with Giroux this upcoming offseason, another example of why I think this was a homerun contract by Chuck Fletcher. The Flyers now have their number one center until 2030 at $7.75M, their number one defenseman at $6.75M, and young starting goaltender at $3.979M. Great value for a spinal structure of a franchise going into the future.
Sean Couturier is still underpaid… what a deal.
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