PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers argues a call with a referee during the game against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on September 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CSN's Tim Panaccio is reporting that the Flyers have reached a new four year, $18 million deal with Braydon Coburn
CSN's Tim Panaccio is reporting that the Flyers have reached a new four year deal with Braydon Coburn. The 6-5 defenseman was in the final year of a 2-year extension he signed in 2010 and is currently second on the team in minutes per game.
Coburn was previously the 8th overall pick in 2003 by Atlanta Thrashers, but languished in their organization for several seasons before being dealt to the Flyers at the trade deadline in 2007 for Alexei Zhitnik. The trade ended up being a steal for Philadelphia where Coburn emerged as a top four defenseman and Zhitnik's career fizzled out in Atlanta.
Coburn's new deal is reportedly worth $18 million over four years. He is currently making $3.2 million this season.
It's been a pretty good past month for Coburn, as he and his wife also just celebrated the birth of his first child on October 17th.
For more on the Flyers and reaction to the Coburn signing check out Broad Street Hockey.