Morning Links: Simmonds' new deal

  • The Flyers have agreed to a six-year extension with Wayne Simmonds worth an average value of around $4 million a season, according to TSN.

  • Ken Hitchcock encouraged people to give of their time and not just their money when he spoke at a luncheon to benefit Sports Central, an organization that refurbishes used sporting equipment and then distributes them to needy kids, according to the Edmonton Journal.

  • Former Red Wings defenseman Marcel Pronovost will be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, according to the Detroit Free Press.