Flyers Re-sign Voracek.

Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports the Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed forward Jakub Voracek to a four-year contract worth $4.25 million per season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Voracek is coming off a one-year, $2.25 million contract, so this is a significant raise for him. Last season was one of his best, scoring a career-high 18 goals and 49 points, the second-highest single-season points total in his career to date. At only 22, Voracek still has plenty of time to develop into a potential 60-65 point scorer.

4 Comments

  1. It’s about a million more per year than I expected. I thought 2×3 or 3×3.5 would be fair. I guess 4×4.25 isn’t really that much more. He showed what he can do last year, on the 3rd line and 2nd PP unit, and I expect him to really break out next year. He’s got great hands, is very strong on the puck and skates like the wind.

  2. way too much money, when will the insanity stop?

  3. i agree with RealPoultsy, a little too much money. if voracek is worth 4.25 what’s scotty hartnell going to get next year? and what about all that up-and-coming talent? sure giroux is going to get big big money in two years, but making and 18-goal, 49-point player you’re second highest paid forward seems like it’s setting yourself up for big headaches in the future.

  4. Holmgren is gambling some, but Voracek has flashed plenty of skill and, at only 22, should register much better numbers during the life of the contract.
    With Jagr gone, Voracek has an excellent shot at being on the top line (second line with Briere would not be shabby) and inheriting the lion’s share of Jagr’s PP icetime.