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Person familiar with negotiations tells AP Flyers captain Giroux agrees to 8-year extension

Thursday, 07.04.2013 / 8:25 PM The Canadian Press

A person familiar with the negotiations says Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux has agreed to an eight-year contract extension.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed and the extension not revealed by the Flyers.

Giroux is entering the final year of his contract. The Flyers top play-making offensive threat, he's a two-time 25-goal scorer. He had 13 goals and 35 assists for 48 points in 48 games last season.

Overall, he has 291 points (91 goals, 200 assists) in 333 career games spread over six seasons in Philadelphia.

The Flyers did announce that they've re-signed journeyman centre Adam Hall to a one-year contract. The Flyers acquired Hall by claiming him off waivers in April.

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