Blueliner Kimmo Timonen stays with Flyers, signs one-year extension

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Defenseman Kimmo Timonen, scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, will return to the Philadelphia Flyers for another season after signing a fresh one-year deal.

The Flyers did not release financial terms of the deal.

The 39-year-old Timonen had six goals and 35 points in 77 games for the Flyers in 2013-14, and has played in 519 of a possible 540 games for the team during the past seven seasons. He has 38 goals and 270 points in that span.

The 5-foot-10, 194-pound veteran has won five Barry Ashbee trophies as Philadelphia’s best defenseman. Timonen ranks third among Flyers defenders in points (270) and assists (232).

A 10th-round pick (No. 250) of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1993 NHL Draft, Timonen has 117 goals and 571 points in 1,092 games with the Kings, Nashville Predators and Flyers.

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