Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Flyers locked up a key member of their bottom-six forwards on Monday, retaining Pierre-Edouard Bellemare with a multi-year contract extension.

Bellemare, who will turn 30 later this week, has totaled four goals and four assists over 62 games during his first North American campaign. He has won 50 percent of his faceoffs and posted 97 hits over an average ice time of 12:18.