The Philadelphia Flyers finally made it official on Thursday afternoon, revealing that winger and restricted free agent Jakub Voracek was signed to a multi-year contract extension.
This morning, the Czech website, iSport, reported that the pact was worth $17 million over four years, meaning an annual cap hit of $4.25 million.
The 22-year-old from Kladno recorded a career high 18 goals to go with 31 assists in 78 games during his first season with the Orange and Black. He added two goals — including an overtime winner in Game 1 of the Eastern Quarterfinals in Pittsburgh and eight helpers in 11 playoff appearances.
Over four NHL seasons (three with Columbus), Voracek has totaled 57 goals and 183 points over 319 contests.
David Strehle received confirmation from from Voracek’s agent, Petr Svoboda, that Voracek had indeed signed the reported deal.
In a press conference yesterday, Holmgren said in a press conference that he saw Voracek as a replacement for Jaromir Jagr on the Claude Giroux’s line. Assuming that is the case, it is unlikely at this point that the Flyers are still in the mix for Shane Doan or Bobby Ryan.