PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Flyers announced on Friday they have signed all-around good guy and fan favorite, defenseman Kimmo Timonen, to one-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth $2 million in base salary, with about another $2 million in possible bonuses. Timonen will return for his eigth season with the Flyers and will turn 40-years-old in March.

In 2013-14, Timonen played in 77 games scoring six goals and 29 assists. He has never missed more than six games in any of his seven seasons with the Flyers.

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Timonen ranks third all-time among Flyers defenseman in points (270) and assists (232). Timonen also ranks second in team history with five Barry Ashbee trophies (team’s best defenseman), behind Eric Desjardins.

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