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Jakub Voracek | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
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The pairing of Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux is expected to be an integral part of the Philadelphia Flyers for several years.
Voracek is signed through the 2024 and Giroux's current deal doesn't expire until 2022. They combined for 154 points last season, with Voracek accounting for 59 assists (second in the NHL) and 81 points in 82 games. "I think we can get better because we've gotten better every single year we've played together so far," Voracek said. "So I don't see the reason why we can't get better." He added that the duo could've been more consistent for periods of the 2014-15 campaign, which he is aiming to correct this year. New coach Dave Hakstol may experiment with his lines, but Voracek and Giroux will probably start the season on the same unit. Aug 7 - 2:02 PM

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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Jakub Voracek to an eight-year, $66 million contract.

That's a $8.25 million annual cap hit, although it won't kick in until 2016-17 as Voracek still has a season left on his existing four-year, $17 million deal. He had 81 points in 82 contests last season, so as long as he maintains that high level of play, that high cap hit will look justified. That's not a terrible bet for Philadelphia to make and we don't really find fault with the Flyers locking up one of the league's top forwards for the long haul.
Jul 30 - 6:00 PM

Contract talks between Jakub Voracek and the Flyers are ongoing.

Voracek will be in the last season of a four-year, $17 million contract, and the Flyers would like to get him extended on a long-term deal. "There is no deadline in something like this," general manager Ron Hextall said. Hextall added that he'd like to get this done before the end of training camp. The 25-year-old Voracek had 22 goals and 81 points last season. He's probably in line to make around $7 million a season.
Jul 19 - 2:34 PM

Jakub Voracek's agent has started to negotiate a contract extension with Philadelphia.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall has also previously listed re-signing Voracek as a priority so we should see something get done this summer. That said, Voracek is due for a big raise over his current $4.25 million annual cap hit after he scored 22 goals and 81 points in 82 games last season.
Jul 7 - 10:29 PM

Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall said that signing Jakub Voracek to a contract extension is a priority.

Re-signing the 25-year-old is a no-brainer after he had another tremendous season in 2014-15. Voracek and Claude Giroux are very close on and off the ice, and keeping the two together will be a priority this off-season for Philadelphia. Voracek had 22 goals and 81 points in 82 games this season. He has one year remaining on a contract that will see him make $4.5 million. He can become an unrestricted free-agent after next season.
Jun 19 - 11:28 PM

Jakub Voracek took hold of the Czechs' scoring lead with a goal in Sunday's 4-2 victory over Germany.

While the venerable Jaromir Jagr leads the team in goals with four, it's Voracek who tops the table with seven points (three goals).
May 10 - 8:18 PM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall wants to sign Jakub Voracek to a contract extension, but with plenty of time to spare, it seems like it's not currently a priority.

Voracek still has a season left on his four-year, $17 million deal. "We'll get to work on it," Hextall said. "We'd like to keep Jake as part of the future here and certainly a building block and a core player. We've got other things going on right now, but when the time comes, we'll get busy and hopefully get Jake signed." Voracek is due for a big raise after recording 62 points in 2013-14 and then 81 points in 2014-15.
May 8 - 11:38 AM

Jakub Voracek picked up an assist in the Czech Republic's 5-1 win over France in round robin action at the IIHF World Championship on Thursday.

Ondrej Nemec notched two goals and one assist, while Roman Cervenka, Jaromir Jagr and Vladimir Sobotka had the other markers in the contest. Voracek, who is serving as the Czech's captain, has one goal and five points in four games.
May 7 - 3:39 PM

Jakub Voracek will play for the Czech Republic at the upcoming World Championships.

He will get to play with his idol and fellow countryman Jaromir Jagr in front of a home crowd as the Worlds will take place in the Czech Republic. Voracek finished the season tied for fourth in NHL scoring with 81 points and while he was satisfied with his season personally, he stated that he has only done it once. "It’s been a long season," Voracek said. "If I do it next year, maybe I can admit that I belong there [in that club]. Right now, I had one good season. It doesn’t end for me. Nothing changes. I will work hard this summer."
Apr 18 - 8:38 AM

Jakub Voracek finished tied for fourth in the NHL scoring race with 81 points.

He tied Alex Ovechkin as the pair finished behind Jamie Benn, John Tavares and Sidney Crosby. Voracek led the race for the first four months of the season and stayed in the race until the last few days of the season. It was Voracek's best season of his career and as he heads into what should be the best years of his career, there is a lot to like about the 25-year-old.
Apr 12 - 8:53 AM

Jakub Voracek rose to third in NHL scoring race when he picked up two assists during Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Islanders.

Voracek is only technically in the third, as Sidney Crosby and John Tavares are tied in first with 83 points, two ahead of Voracek. He now has points in consecutive games for the second time in five, totaling six assists and seven points over that span. He also leads the Flyers with 59 helpers and 81 points this season.
Apr 8 - 12:00 AM

Jakub Voracek had a goal and an assist Sunday.

Both were on the power play as the Flyers scored three times with man-advantage to beat the Penguins 4-1, the second time in five days they beat Pittsburgh by a 4-1 score. Voracek is up to 22 goals and 79 points and is tied for the NHL lead with Nicklas Backstrom of the Capitals as both have 57 assists.
Apr 6 - 7:58 AM

Jakub Voracek had an assist in Philadelphia's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Voracek is on a five-game point streak. He has 21 goals and 77 points in 77 games this season. That puts him in a three-way tie for second place in the scoring race.
Apr 2 - 11:29 AM

With the Philadelphia Flyers out of the running for a playoff spot, Jakub Voracek is projected to participate in the 2015 World Championship.

"That's the plan, that's the plan … it's in Prague and the whole Czech Republic is going to be living it for weeks," Voracek said. "It's going to be exciting." Voracek represented the Czech Republic when they won the gold medal in 2010. If the Florida Panthers fail to make the playoffs, Voracek might get a chance to play along Jaromir Jagr, which is something Voracek noted would be "awesome."
Apr 1 - 10:07 AM

Jakub Voracek might become the first Philadelphia Flyers player to win the Art Ross Trophy.

Eric Lindros came the closest with 70 points in 1995. That was enough to tie Jaromir Jagr at the top of the scoring race, but Lindros loss the Art Ross Trophy because he had fewer goals. This time around Voracek is three points behind Sidney Crosby in the scoring race. Voracek has 21 goals and 76 points in 76 games.
Mar 31 - 10:11 AM

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All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Ryan White
5Vincent Lecavalier
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Michael Raffl
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Andrew MacDonald
5Radko Gudas
6Evgeni Medvedev
7Brandon Manning
8Luke Schenn
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth