The Flyers locked up one of their young stars Tuesday adding a move a keeping someone put to a tumultuous off-season of change.
The Orange and Black have signed James van Riemsdyk to a six-year contract extension.
The Flyers and van Riemsdyk announced the news Tuesday, on their Twitter feeds.
The 22-year-old winger also thanked Flyers chairman Ed Snider and the rest of the organization for showing confidence in him.
The 2nd-overall pick in the 2007 draft had 21 goals and 40 points last year with the Flyers, then scored seven goals in 11 playoff games.
He's expected to carry a bigger offensive burden this season with the departures of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux have become new cornerstones for the Flyers.
General manager Paul Holmgren has said the duo's development was a key reason why he traded Richards and Carter.
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