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Flyers sign Raffl to a two-year contract extension

Mar 22, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

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It hasn’t even been one full season, but the Philadelphia Flyers like what they’ve seen from Michael Raffl.

So much so, that on Saturday the Flyers announced a two-year contract extension with a $1.1 million cap hit for the 25-year-old left winger. It’s a nice raise from the $925,000 in annual average salary – that’s according to Capgeek.com – he is going to get from his current one-year deal with the Flyers.

Raffl was never drafted, and he spent five seasons in Austria and Sweden before making the move to North America. In 57 games with the Flyers, he has scored nine goals and 21 points.

He played just over 13 minutes for the Flyers in their 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues earlier in the day.

  1. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Love this signing. Raffl has probably been the Flyers most versatile player this season and at just 25 is a big part of the young forward core. Excellent defensively, solid penalty killer, and great puck possession skills. Another Matt Read-like diamond in the rough. Once his offense fully develops he’s a lock for 15-20 goals. There’s hardly anything bad you can say about the Flyers right now (unless you’re a Pens troll).

    • pfhockey - Mar 23, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      Yep, I think they have been doing great and continue to rise in the standings quietly. It’s odd they aren’t getting more attention, it’s probably quiet due to all the trolls saying nothing. Giroux has really lead the team well.

  2. sjsharks66 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    That must be a great feeling. Trying to prove yourself to get signed after the season. Only to get 2 years during the season! Congrats

  3. everyonesuksbutme - Mar 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Very good signing, I like his puck possession skills. He’s proved that he can play with the big boys. nice catch!

  4. mcphillthy - Mar 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Good signing and with a friendly cap hit. Very happy with this signing

  5. flyboystransport - Mar 22, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    If brayden schen gets moved for a top dman this is a great deal cause he plays on the 2nd line with lecavlier and simmonds

  6. statsdolie - Mar 22, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Schenn doesn’t get a top d man in a trade it’s better to keep him than trade him because you won’t get value in return.

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