Jake may not get more than 20-25, but the amount of shots he generates should allow G and Hartnell many chances. I would expect his assist total to be higher. Having said that, both he and Giroux are effective carrying the puck into the zone. Couturier usually dumped it, that is why I would prefer Voracek with Couturier if Doan was signed.
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.
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.
I see Voracek putting up 20-25 goals and 40-45 assists on G's wing. Was hoping the cap hit would be under $4M, but that wasn't realistic considering JVR's deal last summer and the one Oshie got last week.