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Flyers sign Jakub Voracek

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia 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, 22 (8/15/89), recorded 49 points (18G-31A) in 78 regular season games in 2011-12, his first with the Flyers. His 18 goals were a career-high.

He finished third on the Flyers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with 10 points (2G-8A) in 11 postseason games, including the game-winning-goal in overtime of Game 1 at Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Penguins.

A native of Kladno, Czech Republic, Voracek was acquired by the Flyers in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 23, 2011. He was originally selected by Columbus in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.  

Over parts of four seasons in the NHL, Voracek has recorded 57 goals and 126 assists for 183 points in 319 regular season games and 11 points (2G-9A) in 15 Stanley Cup playoff games.

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