Jakub Voracek signs 4-year, $17 million extension with Flyers

Sean Leahy
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While the Philadelphia Flyers were signing Shea Weber to an offer sheet and stuck their toe in the Rick Nash derby, forward Jakub Voracek, a restricted free agent, remained unsigned. The risk for an offer sheet was there, but as of Thursday morning he's off the market.

The 22-year old Voracek has signed a 4-year deal worth $17 million, according to CSN Philadelphia's Tim Panaccio via iSport. On Wednesday, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that retaining Voracek was "only a matter of time" and that he sees him playing alongside Claude Giroux next season.

From the Flyers:

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-2, 214-pound forward Jakub Voracek to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

"We are happy to have Jake under contract and look forward to him being a big part of our future," said Holmgren.

Voracek came to Philadelphia as part of the Jeff Carter deal last summer and signed a 1-year deal with the team last July 1. He'll get a $2 million raise from last season's $2.25 million salary after posting 49 points, including a career high 18 goals. Being Giroux's wingman should help with an increase in production.

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