Jakub Voracek Agrees To 4-Year, $17 Million Contract With Philadelphia Flyers, According To Reports
According to several reports, the Philadelphia Flyers have come to terms on an agreement with restricted free agent Jakub Voracek on a four-year contract worth $17 million with an annual cap-hit of $4.25 million.
Agent Petr Svoboda has confirmed to me via email that RFA winger Jakub Voracek has indeed signed a new contract with the #Flyers.
— David Strehle (@David_Strehle) July 26, 2012
This comes less than 24 hours after team general manager Paul Holmgren made it clear during a conference call that the two sides were close on a new deal.
During that same call, Holmgren stated that he envisioned Voracek as the right winger on the top-scoring line with Claude Giroux. The new contract is certainly an indication that the organization shares that belief.
Acquired last offseason as a piece in the Jeff Carter trade, the 22-year old Kladno native scored 18 goals and tallied 31 assists for a total of 49 points in 78 games played with the Flyers last season.
Selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Voracek has totaled 57 goals and 126 assists for 183 points in 319 career games in the NHL.
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