The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a multiyear contract extension with 6-3, 200-pound center Jeff Carter.
Carter, 25, is in his sixth season with the Flyers. He was selected by the club in the first round (No. 11) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft using a pick acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes in a 2001 trade for Daymond Langkow.
Following the completion of his junior career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League in 2004-05, Carter joined the AHL Philadelphia Phantoms, where he helped the club win the 2005 Calder Cup with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points in 21 playoff games.
Carter made his NHL debut with the Flyers at the start of the 2005-06 season and scored his first NHL goal vs. Florida on Oct. 27, 2005. He posted 23 goals and 19 assists for 42 points in his rookie campaign while appearing in all but one game during the season.
During the 2008-09 season, Carter registered career highs in goals (46), assists (38) and points (84). He became the 13th player in team history to score 40 or more goals in a season and set a franchise record with five overtime points in a single season. He won the Toyota Cup that year, given annually to the player who accumulates the most points in a formula associated with being selected as one of the Three Stars in a game.
"As far as Jeff goes, I think it really says something about him as a player for this organization and what he has done. Jeff has put up a lot of points," coach Peter Laviolette said. "He's young and talented. He's a big guy that plays center ice for us. I always say you have to be strong down the middle and he certainly is that for us. It is a great deal for him, our organization and our fans. It seema to be a good fit."
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