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Source: Flyers signing Nick Seeler to 4-year contract extension

Source: Flyers signing Nick Seeler to 4-year contract extension originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

VOORHEES, N.J. — Nick Seeler is staying in Philadelphia.

The Flyers are signing their "glue guy" defenseman to a four-year, $10.8 million contract extension, a source confirmed Wednesday. The deal has an average annual value of of $2.7 million.

The contract has a no-trade clause for Years 1 and 2, according to PuckPedia.com.

TSN's Darren Dreger first reported the news.

Seeler, a team-oriented, defense-first blueliner, has been one of the Flyers' best on the back end this season. He leads the NHL with 184 blocked shots and owns a plus-15 rating while playing a career-high 16:58 minutes per game.

The 30-year-old is on the final year of a two-year contract with a cap hit of just $775,000.

He more than earned his new deal.

"Seels is that guy, I don’t know how he does it, but like, he’s got no fear when he’s playing," Travis Konecny said in November. "Big blocks big time of the game, makes big plays, offensively, too, he has been contributing. He’s just a guy that you want on your team. When the team may be down, he’s always there to spark the guys with a big block or a big play."

Because of his playoff-like effectiveness on a bargain, expiring contract, Seeler's name was a popular one leading up to Friday's 3 p.m. ET NHL trade deadline. But the Flyers, rebuilding in a playoff push, valued him highly.

"We have said that from the get-go, we're not looking to trade Seels," head coach John Tortorella said four days ago. "He's a huge part of the competitiveness of the room, that brings that room together. He's one of the true competitors that I've ever coached as far as how he handles himself."

(More coming...)

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