Flyers Extend Joel Farabee to a 6 Year Deal
This morning the Flyers have officially announced that they have extended Joel Farabee to a 6 year deal, with a cap hit of 5 million ($30M Total). Farabee has one more season on his entry-level contract before this deal kicks in.
A 6 year deal with $5.0 AAV, taking 2 years of UFA is a great deal for both sides.— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) September 2, 2021
Farabee gets stability until he’s about 27-28 years old & the Flyers, potentially have a guy on their hands that could outplay his contract in 2 years
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The extension will lock Farabee up with the Flyers until the end of the 2027-28 season when he will be 28 years old and two years into his unrestricted free agency eligibility. It’s truly a testament to how highly the organization regards Farabee; extending him right after Couturier signs for eight more years and making him apart of the future core.
Last season didn’t have many bright spots but Joel Farabee certainly was one. Posting 20 goals in 55 games, the condensed season really played into Farabee’s hand and he took full advantage. The organization has now officially cemented Joel Farabee as one of the future core pieces to this team, just two years after he was a Lehigh Valley Phantom on an entry-level contract. It’s crazy to think about all of the obstacles and expectations Farabee had to shatter in order to be at this point today.
With players like Couturier, Farabee, Provorov, Konecny, and Hart all together under contract for at least the next three years it just adds that peace of mind to the organization. Chuck Fletcher has now put his footprint on this team like we thought he would this offseason. The core is set, it’s just time for them to go do it.
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