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Philadelphia Flyers center Matt Read (24) tries to slip the puck past Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth during action earlier this season. The Flyers announced Friday that they had signed the 27-year-old Bemidji State graduate to a four-year contract worth $14.5 million. Associated Press File

Flyers, Read agree to 4-year contract extension

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers say they have signed forward Matt Read to a four-year, $14.5 million contract extension.

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Read, the former Bemidji State hockey player who had 11 goals and 13 assists in 42 games last season, is now under contract for five years. He led NHL rookies with 24 goals during the 2011-12 season.

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