Betts signs 2-year extension

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Blair Betts and the Flyers agreed to a new two-year contract extension today. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Flyers signed center Blair Betts to a multiyear contract extension, believed to be for 2 years.

“Blair has been a valuable addition to our team this year,” general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “He has a strong work ethic and plays an important role on our team. We are pleased to have him under contract for the future.”

 

Betts, 29, has six goals and four assists for 10 points and 12 penalty minutes in 39 games in his first season with the Flyers. He has also missed 19 games due to injury.

 

“I’m really happy with the new contract,” said Betts. “It was exactly what I was looking for. I was glad that the Flyers were willing to give me a couple years and show some commitment to me.”

 

Betts was invited to Flyers training camp on a pro try-out basis and signed a 1-year contract on Oct. 1. Last season, he recorded six goals and four assists for 10 points and 16 penalty minutes in 81 games with the New York Rangers.

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