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Rinaldo signs two-year extension with Flyers (Updated)

Sep 2, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that Zac Rinaldo has inked a two-year extension.

The team didn’t release the financial terms, but Rinaldo still has a season left on his two-year, $1.5 million contract. He would have been a restricted free agent next summer.

Updated: His new deal will come with a $850,000 annual cap hit, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.

“I’m surprised that we even starting to talk about it so early but I am thrilled,” said Rinaldo. “Philadelphia is where I started my NHL career and this is where I want to be so I am really happy. This definitely gives me a lot of confidence by the Flyers showing that they have confidence in me. I know they want to see me get better as a player and this is the place to do it.”

Rinaldo has established himself as a physical, bottom-six forward with the club. The 24-year-old had four points and 153 penalty minutes in 67 contests in 2013-14. He also ranked 11th among NHL forwards with 231 hits.

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