Philadelphia Flyers Re-sign Nicklas Grossmann, Solidify Defense
SB Nation Philly - almost 5 years
The Philadelphia Flyers announced that defenseman Nicklas Grossmann signed a four-year contract extension today worth $14 million, with a cap hit of $3.5 million.
Since being acquired from the Dallas Stars at the trade deadline, Grossmann has floated up and down - and out - of the Flyers lineup, eventually settling in next to Braydon Coburn and against the opposition's top lines before being knocked out by the Penguins' Joe Vitale on Sunday.
Now, he joins Coburn as the latest defenseman to get a new contract with the club.
Grossmann - now with 100 percent more 'n' - is the type of defender Flyers fans love; big, physical, and imposing. He hits people, blocks shots and kills penalties. He doesn't have much offense - three career goals, with a career-high 12 points three seasons ago - but he makes up for it with defense.
Sometimes, though, that defense can be difficult to quantify. For the past two seasons, Grossman (then with 50 percent as much 'n') was half of Dallas
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