An NHL restricted free agent is officially off the market, but we're sorry Toronto Maple Leafs fans, it's not Mitch Marner.
According to Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Ivan Provorov have agreed to a six-year, $40.5 million contract on Thursday. The 22-year-old will make an annual salary of $6.75 million.
Provorov, the seventh overall pick by Philadelphia in 2015, has been an iron man ever since joining the Flyers organization. He's yet to miss a game in his first three NHL seasons. That's some serious durability.
Just last year, Provorov scored seven goals and dished out 19 assists, while logging an average of 25:07 of ice time through all 82 games for the Flyers.
Provorov is now the second restricted free agent defenseman to agree to a new contract this week. This past Monday, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Zach Werenski to a three-year, $15 million deal.
With training camp taking place around the NHL, the Flyers ensured that their young star defenseman was locked in for the foreseeable future.