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Flyers sign Michael Raffl to multi-year extension

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-0, 200-lb forward Michael Raffl to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Raffl, 27 (12/1/1988), is one of three Flyers to have appeared in all 61 games this season where he has recorded 17 points (8g-9a) while averaging 14:17 of time-on-ice per-game.

In his third NHL season, all of which he has spent with the Flyers, Raffl has posted 38 goals and 29 assists for 67 points in 196 games played. He owns a plus-minus rating of plus-13, while seven of his 38 goals and have been game-winning goals.

A native of Villach, Austria, Raffl originally signed as a free agent on May 31, 2013 and recorded 22 points (9g-13a) in 68 games as a rookie in 2013-14. He signed a multi-year extension on Mar. 22, 2014 and followed his rookie season up with a career-high 21 goals and 28 points in 2014-15.

The Flyers host the Calgary Flames on Monday night, prior to which they will induct Jim Watson into the Flyers Hall of Fame. Tickets for that game and all remaining home games are available by calling 215-218-PUCK or visiting PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.

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