Flyers, vanRiemsdyk agree to multi-year extension

The Flyers announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with New Jersey native and forward James vanRiemsdyk.

Terms have not been announced, but vanRiemsdyk reported via his Twitter account that the pact is for six years. He would have been a restricted free agent at the end of this season, after making $875,000 per year on his initial three-year entry-level deal.

The 22-year-old tallied career highs of 21 goals and 40 points in 75 games for Philly during his sophomore season. He added seven goals in 11 playoff contests.

A product of the University of New Hampshire and second-overall pick of the Flyers in 2007, vanRiemsdyk has posted 36 goals ans 75 point over 153 regular-season appearances. The speedy young forward has also contributed 10 goals and 13 points in 32 playoff games.