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Flyers Sign Petr Straka

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with forward Petr Straka on a one-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Straka, 24 (6-15-1992), will embark on his fourth season in the Flyers organization. He originally signed with the club on April 11, 2013 and joined the Phantoms for the 2013-14 season. He is coming off a 2015-16 season in which he recorded 19 goals and 18 assists for 37 points in 64 games with Lehigh Valley.

Straka was recalled by the Flyers on January 27, 2015 and made his NHL debut that night against the Arizona Coyotes. He recorded two assists over a three-game stay before returning to Lehigh Valley. Over three seasons with the Phantoms, Straka has recorded 42 goals and 46 assists for 88 points in 192 games.

Prior to starting his pro career, Straka posted 97 goals and 111 assists for 208 points in 212 QMJHL games over four seasons with Rimouski and Baie-Comeau. A native of Plzen, Czech Republic, Straka was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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