Flyers ink Jeff Carter to long-term deal

June 27, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, June 27 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers center Jeff Carter agreed to a multi-year contract Friday, shortly before he would have been eligible to become a free agent.

No terms were disclosed.

In 82 regular season games last season, the three-year veteran compiled 53 points (29 goals and 24 assists). He added six goals and 11 points in the post-season, helping the Flyers reach the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.

"I'm very excited to be staying in Philadelphia," the 11th overall pick by the Flyers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft said. "We have great group of guys on this team and I can't wait to get back on the ice and continue where we left off last season."

"Jeff is a terrific young player and we believe that he is only going to get better," said General Manager Paul Holmgren. "It is a priority for us to keep our core of young players intact and signing Jeff allows us to do that."

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