PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Michael Raffl to a three-year, $7.05 million contract extension.
The Flyers announced the signing Sunday, and a person with direct knowledge of the deal revealed the contract figures to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Flyers did not provide those numbers.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
Had the deal not been reached, Raffl was a candidate to be dealt before the NHL’s trade deadline on Monday.
He was in the final year of his contract and eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
The third-year player has eight goals and nine assists in 61 games this season.
Overall, the Austrian-born player has 38 goals and 29 assists in 196 games played since being signed by the Flyers in May 2013.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
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