Flyers' Kimmo Timonen inks 1-year extension

The Philadelphia Flyers confirmed Friday that they have signed veteran defenceman Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension.

Thirty-nine year-old defenceman returns for eighth season in Philadelphia

Kimmo Timonen has compiled 117 goals and 571 points with a plus-38 rating in 1,092 NHL games with the Predators and Flyers. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenceman Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension.

The 39-year-old Timonen will return for his eighth season with the Flyers.

He was acquired in 2007 from the Nashville Predators along with Scott Hartnell in exchange for Nashville's first-round pick in the 2007 NHL draft.

In seven seasons with the Flyers, Timonen has won five Barry Ashbee trophies as the team's best defenceman, including the last three. 

Eric Desjardins, who won the award a franchise-record seven times.

Timonen has also made two of his five Olympic appearances with Finland during his time with the Flyers, winning a bronze medal in both 2010 and 2014.

He was recognized for his 1,000th career NHL game in March 2013.

Timonen had six goals and 32 points in 77 games for the Flyers this season.

He has 38 goals and 270 points overall with the Flyers.

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