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Flyers re-sign LW Michael Raffl

Forward inks two-year deal to remain with club through 2020-21 season

by @nhlflyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed left wing Michael Raffl to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season worth an average annual value (AAV) of $1.6 million, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

"We're happy to have Michael for the next two years," Fletcher said. "Throughout his six seasons with the Flyers he has played a pivotal role in a variety of positions and situations. His versatility, experience and work ethic will be valuable assets to our team going forward."


"I'm very happy," Raffl said. "We've been working on this for a little bit now. I really like it here. This is the place I want to be and this has been my home, so I'm excited about the next two years. We have a young, exciting team and I'm happy to continue to be a part of it going forward."

Raffl, 30 (12/1/1988), has appeared in 406 career games for the team over six seasons. He's scored 70 goals and added 62 assists for 132 points in that time, and has a career plus-minus rating of +21. Raffl has had double-digit goals in three of his six seasons with the Flyers, including a career-high 21 goals in 2014-15.

A native of Villach, Austria, Raffl came to Philadelphia after playing professionally in Sweden and also in his home country. He has represented Austria on the international stage on several occasions, including the 2014 Winter Olympics, five World Championships, and two World Junior Championships.

Raffl originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent on May 31, 2013.

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