Coburn gets multi-year extension

The Flyers announced this morning that they have given defenseman Braydon Coburn a multi-year contract extension.

It has been reported that a league source revealed the pact to be worth $18 million over four seasons. The average annual cap hit will be $4.5 million per year for the duration — an increase of $1.3 mil from his previous extension.

In his fifth season with the organization, Coburn has totaled three assists in 14 games with 19 PIM and a plus-one rating.

A former first-round pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2003 draft, the 26-year-old Calgary native has totaled 26 goals and 114 points in 393 regular-season appearances with Atlanta and Philadelphia since 2005.

Now credited as a shut-down defenseman, Coburn has drawn the task of neutralizing players such as Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and other Eastern Conference stars.

In 54 playoff contests with the Flyers, Coburn has recorded two goals and 16 points.