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Wayne Simmonds was happy to commit long-term to the Philadelphia Flyers after playing his first season with the organization in 2011-12.

"Since I've come to Philadelphia, it's been a great place for me," he said Thursday. "Obviously, this is a place I want to be for a long time." Simmonds said he won't feel any pressure with his new deal and he is looking forward to playing wherever coach Peter Laviolette puts him.