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Flyers sign Couturier to a two-year contract extension

Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier is seen during an NHL game against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Philadelphia.

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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Sean Couturier to a two-year contract extension, the club announced on Saturday.

The deal, which will take effect in 2014-15 at the conclusion of Couturier's entry-level contract, is worth $3.5-million and will carry an annual cap hit of $1.75-million.

Selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft, the 20-year-old forward scored four goals and added 11 assists in 46 games to wrap up his second season with the Flyers.

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Prior to the beginning of the lockout-shortened season, Couturier played with Philadelphia's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, scoring 28 points in 31 games.

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