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Michael Raffl signs 2-year deal to join Swiss league

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Former Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers winger Michael Raffl signed a two-year deal to join Lausanne Hockey Club in Switzerland's National League on Thursday.

Raffl was an unrestricted free agent. He put up seven goals and nine assists in 76 games with the Stars this past season while averaging 14:32 of ice time per contest.

One of his best seasons came in 2014-15 when he potted a career-high 21 goals and produced at a 0.42 point-per-game clip with the Flyers. Raffl notched a career-best 31 points the following campaign.

Raffl, 33, spent the first seven-plus seasons of his NHL career in Philadelphia. The Flyers sent him to the Washington Capitals at the 2020-21 trade deadline. He signed with the Stars as an unrestricted free agent last offseason.

The Austrian added an additional 11 points in 39 playoff contests, including two goals and one helper during the Stars' opening-round clash against the Calgary Flames last season.

Raffl joined the Flyers as an undrafted free agent out of Sweden in 2013 and logged 89 goals and 90 assists in 590 career NHL games.

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