The Flyers announced Thursday that they have re-signed the
24-year-old Umberger, who recently completed a promising rookie
season, to a two-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
In 73 games with the Flyers last season, Umberger had a solid
NHL debut, recording 20 goals and 18 assists.
"We think R.J. Umberger proved that he is a good, solid National
Hockey League player with a tremendous upside, and he is only
going to get better," Flyers general manager Bob Clarke said.
"Last year he was really good for us and he is one of the future
building blocks of our organization."
Signed as a free agent by the Flyers on June 16, 2004, Umberger
helped lead the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey
League to the Calder Cup title in 2005. That season, he led the
team in points (65) and assists (44) and set Phantoms rookie
records for points and goals (21) in a season.
"I am extremely excited and glad that the contract is signed and
over with," Umberger said. "I am just thrilled to be a part of
the Flyers for another two years. I love it here in
Philadelphia. I love the fans and the city and I am really
looking forward to bringing a Stanley Cup here now."