Flyers Sign Jacub Voracek for $17-million
The Philadelphia Flyers have locked up one of their own restricted free agents, signing forward Jakub Voracek to a four-year, $17 million contract.
The deal comes days after the Flyers missed on on top restricted free agent Shea Weber. Voracek was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round (seventh overall) in 2007 and was acquired by the Flyers in a trade for Jeff Carter.
He showed flashes last season with 18 goals and 49 points in 78 games and had two goals and 10 points in the postseason. He likely enters this season on the first line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. He is a player with upside and may see an increased role with the club over the four year's of this deal.
Vorachek earned $2.25 million this past season and was in-line for pay raise after his strong season.