Flyers Ink Voracek to Mega Extension
The Flyers have locked up another one of their own.
Just days after agreeing to a contract extension with Sean Couturier, the Flyers have inked goal scorer Jake Voracek to a long term deal.
The Flyers announced that they came to terms with Voracek on Thursday night signing him to a reported 8 year deal worth $66 million.
Voracek's new deal will carry a cap hit of just over $8 million per year which is fair value when compared to many other NHL contracts for such a player.
"Once the season ended, you start looking at your priorities and clearly it was our No. 1 priority," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in a conference call on Thursday evening.
Voracek, 25, led the team in scoring last season with 81 points which was good enough for fourth in the NHL tied with Alex Ovechkin. Voracek led the league in scoring at the All-Star break which saw him get selected to his first All-Star team.
Voracek can now be penciled in with captain Claude Giroux whose $66.2 million extension kicked in last season.
The Flyers acquired Voracek and the 8th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jeff Carter.