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Flyers Sign James van Riemsdyk to Extension

Aug 30, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

CSN’s Tim Panaccio is reporting that the Flyers have signed JVR to a contract extension.

From JVR’s Twitter: “Excited to sign a 6 year extension with the @NHLFlyers , love playing in Philly” and later added, “Want to thank mr snider and flyers management for treating me well and showing confidence in me

We’ll have more on JVR’s new deal and what it all means for the Flyers later, but in the meantime you can read more on the deal here.