TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported earlier in the day that the Flyers and restricted free agent defenseman Ivan Provorov were close to an extension, and that the deal could be close to done. Now, McKenzie reports the Flyers have indeed signed the blueliner to a six year extension.
Sounds like PHI and RFA D Ivan Provorov have agreed to terms on a six year contract.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 13, 2019
As for the average annual value of said contract, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that the AAV will $6.75 million. This appears to be a major victory for the Flyers given that there were talks originally Provorov’s camp was requesting around or north of eight million over eight years. This contract would take Provorov through the 2024-25 season.
Provorov 6x6.75 in PHI— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 13, 2019
Now, we wait and see how long it takes before the negotiations ramp up for fellow RFA, forward Travis Konecny. For now though, the Flyers have their number-one defenseman locked up for the future.