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Flyers ink Michael Raffl to a three-year extension

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Michael Raffl (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Flyers ink Michael Raffl to a three-year extension

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The deal is worth a reported $7.05 million and carries an annual average value of $2.35 million.

You can scratch Michael Raffl off the list of potential trade candidates ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. The Flyers have inked the forward to a three-year extension. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the deal carries an annual average value of $2.35 million. Raffl has eight goals and nine assists while averaging 14:17 of time on ice per-game in 61 contests this season.

"The next three years should be the best years of my career, experience wise and maturity wise. I'm looking forward to that."
-Raffl

— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 28, 2016
The 6-foot, 195-pound forward gives the Flyers versatility up front as he has played all three forward positions this season. The 27-year-old would’ve become an unrestricted free agent this summer as his two-year, $2.2 million contract was set to expire. Raffl, an undrafted, free-agent signing by the Flyers in May 2013, has appeared in 196 games with Philadelphia over parts of three seasons scoring 38 goals and 67 points.
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