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Nick Schultz signs 2-year contract extension with Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenceman Nick Schultz to a two-year contract extension reportedly worth $4.5 million US.

Defenceman has highest point total in 4 years

The Flyers on Wednesday rewarded defenceman Nick Schultz with a two-year contract extension. He has already recorded his highest point total in a season since 2010-11, when he had 17 points. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenceman Nick Schultz to a two-year contract extension reportedly worth $4.5 million US.

Schultz has two goals and 13 points in 55 games for the Flyers this season. He has already recorded his highest point total in a season since 2010-11, when he had 17 points

Schultz originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent on July 2, 2014. He previously played for Minnesota, Edmonton and Columbus.

He split last season between the Oilers and Blue Jackets, posting five assists in 69 games.

Schultz was drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Minnesota Wild in the team's first-ever NHL Entry Draft in 2000.

He appeared in 743 games for the Wild over 10 seasons from 2001-2011 and remains the franchise's career leader in games played. Schultz had 26 goals and 102 assists for 128 points with the Wild.

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