Flyers Give Ragnarsson Two Extension
Flyers And Defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson
Agree To Two-Year Contract Extension
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms with 6’1”, 215-pound defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson on a new two-year contract extension, according to club President and General Manager Bob Clarke.
“Marcus was going to be an unrestricted free agent in July and we wanted to keep him,” said Clarke in making the announcement. “We believe that Marcus is one of the more solid defensemen in the league. He will give us a good 20 or more minutes each night, playing against the better lines in the league. He’ll also be a real solid player for Kim Johnsson to play with. Kim will develop more offensively with a solid defensive partner like Marcus.”
Ragnarsson, 31, has recorded three goals and 10 assists for 13 points and 40 penalty minutes in 43 games this season, including five points (2G,3A) and 10 penalty minutes in 18 games for the Flyers. He was acquired by the Flyers from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Dan McGillis on December 6, 2002. In eight NHL seasons with San Jose and the Flyers (1995-96 through 2002-03), Ragnarsson has registered 30 goals and 128 assists for 158 points and 402 penalty minutes in 537 career NHL games. He is the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer among defensemen and is eighth overall on the Sharks’ all-time scoring list.