April 7, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) races up ice ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) against during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Voracek Signs A 4 Year Deal


Thursday, Czech Website iSportz.cz put out an article saying the Flyers and Czech national player Jakub Voracek were close to a 4 year agreement worth $17 million. The average cap hit would come out to $4.25 million. David Strehle spoke with Voracek’s agent Petr Svoboda, and Jakub has indeed signed a new deal with the Flyers. Loosely translated through an online translator, the Czech had story said in English:

Priority in the negotiations for a long time received more famous names from the market with free players. But now it’s the future Jakub Voracek with through again firmly linked. According to the information isport.cz in the night on Thursday dragged negotiations for a new treaty (contract), which Czech champion of the world for the next four years makes total $17 million, roughly 360 million crowns. This contract gives him a certainty. The first big contract career, confirmation that with him flyers fixed calculated in elite formations and does, in the future.

Although expected to receive a deal a little bit south $4 million, this is still a good deal for a budding star. The 22 year old had 18 goals (a career high) and 31 assists in 78 games. In 11 Playoff games, Voracek was one of the few players who did not wear down. He scored 2 goals (one being the game winner in Game one versus the Penguins) and 8 assists in 10 games.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Paul Holmgren had announced he was very close to signing Voracek. As many media members anticipated, Homer also sees Voracek moving up to the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. On the power play with Giroux in the Playoffs, Voracek and him were a dominant force, connecting on several goals.

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