Voracek Re-Signed to Four Year, $17 Million ExtensionBREAKING NEWS, Flyers, News, NHL Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Dave Strehle of SBNation has confirmed with agent Petr Svoboda that Jake Voracek has re-signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on a four year, $17 million contract. The associated salary cap hit is $4.25 million per year.
The salary is arguably higher than he should have warranted at this point in his career, as it’s nearly double what he made last season and his production did not improve from when he was with the Columbus Blue Jackets. By waiting so long to try and sign the “big fish” free agents, however, the pool of available free agents remaining has dwindled. Voracek is now slotted to play on the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.
Voracek is also just turning 23 in August, so it’s not unreasonable to think he can still break the 20 goal mark or reach 60-70 points in the near future.
It is unknown as of now if he has any form of no-trade-clause in his contract, but I would suspect he doesn’t. The terms of the contract are also small enough that the organization will not likely be handcuffed by it in the future.
The quick nature of this signing after the Shea Weber Sweepstakes has ended suggests that general manager Paul Holmgren is not going to be active in the trade market for the foreseeable future. The only player who remains unsigned with the organization is defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon.
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