Raffl with Leksands IF in 2011
1 December 1988|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Michael Raffl (born 1 December 1988) is an Austrian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played in the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) for EC VSV and the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan for Leksands IF.
On 31 May 2013 Raffl signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. He began the 2013-14 season with the Flyers AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. He was recalled to the NHL on 12 October, and he scored his first career NHL goal on 9 December 2013, against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators.
Raffl signed a two-year contract extension with the Flyers worth $2.2 million on 22 March 2014. Through the second year of his contract with the Flyers in the 2015-16 season, Raffl was signed remain with the organization in agreeing to a three-year deal on February 29, 2016.
Raffl's 2016-17 season was riddled with injuries and he only appeared in a career-low 52 games that season. In October 2016, Raffl was placed on injured reserve to recover from an upper-body injury. In March 2017, Raffl was injured in a game against the Colorado Avalanche and was set to be out for 6-8 weeks.
Raffl signed a two-year contract extension with the Flyers on March 26, 2019.
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