The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed an eight-year deal worth $66.2m to extend forward Claude Giroux's contract with the club.

Giroux was heading into the final year of his current contract that had a $3.75m annual salary-cap charge, and the Flyers have wasted no time in ensuring their captain is locked down with the team for many more years to come. 

The 25-year-old achieved 48 points in 48 games in the 2012-13 season, following on from 93 points from 77 games in the season before that.

In total the forward has 91 goals and 200 assists in the 333 NHL games he has played with the Flyers, so you can see why they were so eager to get him to sign a contract extension.

Philadelphia have this week also agreed a deal with forward Vincent Lecavalier on a $22.5m contact after using compliance buyouts on forward Danny Briere and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.


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