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Flyers sign Kimmo Timonen to contract extension

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with D Kimmo Timonen on a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.  The extension keeps Timonen with the Flyers through the 2013-14 season.
“We are pleased to announce that we have signed Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension,” Holmgren said.  “Kimmo’s presence on the ice for us and in our locker room is invaluable. We look forward to him continuing his all-around play for us.”
Timonen, 37 (3/18/1975), is currently in his 14th NHL season and his sixth with the Flyers.  He was acquired along with Scott Hartnell in a trade with Nashville on June 18, 2007 in exchange for a first-round pick in that year’s draft.  Over the course of 407 games with the Flyers, Timonen has posted 211 points on 28 goals and 183 assists, and has gathered a plus-38 rating along with 244 penalty minutes.  
Originally a 10th-round selection (250th overall) of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Timonen did not make his NHL debut until 1998 with the Predators.  He has appeared in 980 NHL games in his 14 years with the Flyers and Nashville, scoring 107 goals and adding 405 assists for 512 points.
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