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Flyers sign Ivan Provorov to six-year contract

Flyers defenseman inks deal worth 6.75 M annually

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed defenseman Ivan Provorov to a six-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $6.75 million, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.

"We're pleased to have Ivan locked up for the next six years," Fletcher said. "Over the course of his young career, he has developed into one of the top young defensemen in the NHL. His commitment to the game and his teammates is second to none. He will be an important part of our success for years to come."

Below are notes from Provorov & his career with the organization:

IVAN PROVOROV (PROH-voh-rawv)
POSITION: Defense
DRAFTED: 2015 - 1st Round (7th overall) by Flyers
AGE: 22 (1-13-1997)
BORN: Yaroslavl, Russia
VITALS: 6'1", 201 pounds
SHOOTS: Left

* The contract will run through the 2024-25 season.

* He recorded 26 points (7g-19a) in 82 games for the Flyers last season.

* He led the Flyers in time on ice, averaging over 25 minutes per-game, which is over five minutes more than any other Flyers defenseman averaged.

* In three seasons in the NHL, all with the Flyers, Provorov has:
- Appeared in every game since making his NHL debut - all 82 games for three straight seasons.

- For the third straight year he has increased his average ice time and has led the Flyers in average ice-time in each of his three seasons.

- Is the active iron-man leader for the Flyers with 246 consecutive games played.

* In 246 career NHL games, Provorov has 30 goals and 67 assists for 97 points, while averaging 23:45 of ice time.

* He won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as Flyers Most Outstanding Defenseman for the 2017-18 season when he recorded 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points... His 17 goals tied for the NHL lead among all defensemen.
 

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