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Flyers Sign LW Michael Raffl And Maxim Lamarche

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On May 31, 2013 @ 1:19 PM In NHL | No Comments

FLYERS SIGN LW MICHAEL RAFFL AND D MAXIM LAMARCHE

The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to free-agent contracts with 6-0, 192-lb left wing Michael Raffl and 6-3, 218-lb defenseman Maxim Lamarche, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Raffl, 24 (12/1/88), has spent the last two seasons playing for Leskands IF in Leskand, Sweden, which has been a member of the HockeyAllsvenskan, the country’s second-highest professional league. He led Leksands IF with 24 goals and 46 points this past season as the team won the regular season championship and earned a promotion to the Swedish Elite League for 2013-14. Raffl’s teammates on Leksands IF last season included former Flyer Mattias Timander and Nashville Predators prospect Filip Forsberg, the 11th overall selection in last year’s NHL Entry Draft.

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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, 20 (7/11/92), comes to the Flyers organization from Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He recorded nine goals and 34 assists for 43 points 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 they lost to eventual Memorial Cup champion Halifax. Over 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 PIM.

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Source: Philadelphia Flyers


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