Instead, the forward will sign a two-year, $3.5 million contract that carries an annual average value of $1.75 million against the salary cap.
The 20-year-old Couturier has spent most of the past two seasons with the Flyers after being selected with the eighth-overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. After a 27-point season in 2011-12, he put up 15 points in the shortened 2012-13 season. He remains a key piece to the Flyers future, and at his price, this contract extension is more than reasonable.
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