Saturday, August 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Flyers sign pair

One day after they made denials, the Flyers made it official: They announced the signing of a pair of players they hope will help them down the road.

Flyers sign pair

One day after they made denials, the Flyers made it official: They announced the signing of a pair of players they hope will help them down the road.

The Flyers agreed to free-agent contracts with 6-foot, 192-pound left wing Michael Raffl and 6-3, 218-pound defenseman Maxim Lamarche, GM Paul Holmgren said.

Raffl, 24, spent the last two seasons playing for Leskands IF in Leskand, Sweden, which has was a member of the country’s second-highest professional league. He led the team with 24 goals and 46 points.

Raffl has played seven full seasons in Austria and Sweden, appearing in a total of 312 games. He has 101 goals and 100 assists for 201 career points, along with 305 PIM and a plus-63 rating.

Lamarche, who will turn 21 on July 11, comes to the Flyers organization from Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He recorded nine goals and 34 assists in 55 games during the 2012-13 regular season, while posting a plus-31 rating. He helped the Drakkar to a berth in the QMJHL finals, where it lost to eventual Memorial Cup champion Halifax.

In four seasons in the QMJHL with Victoriaville and Baie-Comeau, Lamarche recorded 23 goals and 90 assists for 113 points in 252 games, along with 269 penalty minutes.

 

 

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Broad Street Bull is your place for the latest updates, trade rumors, and everything connected to the Philadelphia Flyers. Reach Sam at scarchidi@phillynews.com.

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected