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07-26-2012, 10:02 AM
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UPDATE: There are reports in the Czech media, still awaiting confirmation here, that Jakub Voracek is on the brink of agreeing to a four-year, $17 million contract with the Flyers.
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Via @David_Strehle and agent Petr Svoboda, the Voracek contract is now confirmed as a done deal.

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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.

Voracek, who turns 23 next month, was a restricted free agent who scored a career-high 18 goals last season. He signed a four-year deal for $17 million, an annual cap hit of $4.25 million.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren called Voracek "a big part of our future." A year ago, Voracek earned $2.25 million.

One day after general manager Paul Holmgren stated the Flyers were “moving on” after being unsuccessful with someone else’s restricted free agent, they re-signed one of their own.

Jake Voracek, 22, signed a four-year contract with the Flyers worth $17 million. The annual cap hit will be $4.25 million for the team.

"We are happy to have Jake under contract and look forward to him being a big part of our future," general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement.

Holmgren said Wednesday that it was “only a matter of time” before Voracek signed. If there were an Olympic event for quantifying intentionally vague timetables, Holmgren would be a gold medal favorite.

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