Friday, July 31, 2015

Voracek Contract Extension with Philadelphia

As reported at philly.com, Jakub Voracek agreed to an eight-year contract extension worth a reported $66 millon with the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.  The contract carries a cap hit of $8.25 million annually and runs through the 2023-24 NHL season.  The Flyers are right up against the cap now, with under $1 million of space according to spotrac.com.  Voracek and Claude Giroux lead all Flyers in salary for the coming season, both at over $8 million.

Reaction to Voracek's Contract Extension with the Philadelphia Flyers:

Pete Jensen noted via Twitter that Voracek was one of five NHL players with 40+ even-strength points and 30+ power play points last season.

It was noted at Broad Street Hockey, that top-tier wingers don't often hit the open market as unrestricted free agents, so finding a replacement for Voracek, if they did not re-sign him, would have been very difficult.

In a detailed recap of the Voracek extension at csnphilly.com, it was noted that:
 "His 122 assists since the start of the 2012-13 season are the most among NHL wingers."  
If you look at that statistic, and note that Voracek's new contract puts him tied for the tenth highest cap hit in the NHL, it puts things into a bit of perspective.  


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