Flyers sign Voracek to a four-year deal
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed restricted free agent forward Jakub Voracek to a four-year, $17 million deal.
"We are happy to have Jake under contract and look forward to him being a big part of our future," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said.
This news comes just two days after the Flyers failed to land Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber. The Flyers missed out on the All-Star defenceman when the Predators decided to match their 14-year, $110 million offer sheet.
Voracek, a 22-year-old Czech native, was acquired last season by the Flyers in the deal that sent centre Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets. A former first-round draft pick, Voracek recorded a career-high 18 goals in his first season with the Flyers.
Playing on a $2.25 million contract last season, Voracek will get a considerable raise to $4.25 million per season under his new contract. One key aspect to Voracek's game is his ability to stay healthy. Since entering the NHL, Voracek has played in 319 of a possible 328 regular season games; scoring 57 goals and 126 assists in that time.