The Philadelphia Flyers continue locking down their core during the current NHL offseason by signing right wing Jakub Voracek to a contract extension of eight years for $66 million.
ESPN reported the figures of the deal, and the Flyers confirmed the news on Twitter.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 30, 2015
The 25-year-old Voracek, who is from Kladno, Czechoslovakia, was acquired by the Flyers in 2011 in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who drafted the Voracek as the eighth overall pick in the 2007 draft. In seven NHL seasons, Voraceck has accumulated 372 points (124 goals and 248 assists) in the regular season and 15 points (four goals and 11 assists) in the playoffs. Voracek is one of the best players in the NHL, leading all wingers in assists with 122 and third overall in points with 189.
Voracek has played every game for the Flyers the last three seasons -- 226 straight games -- and has only missed four games as a member of the Philadelphia squad and missed just nine games as an NHL player.
Voracek, in an interview after the signing of the huge contract extension, said re-upping in Philadelphia was “just the beginning.”