Michael Raffl
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Michael Raffl

Michael Raffl
Michael Raffl Bolidenhallen 04.jpg
Raffl with Leksands IF in 2011
Born (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 31)
Villach, Austria
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Philadelphia Flyers
EC VSV
Leksands IF
National team  Austria
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

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.

Playing career

As a youth, Raffl played in the 2002 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Austria.[1]

On 31 May 2013 Raffl signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[2] He began the 2013-14 season with the Flyers AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.[3] He was recalled to the NHL on 12 October,[4] and he scored his first career NHL goal on 9 December 2013, against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators.[5]

Raffl signed a two-year contract extension with the Flyers worth $2.2 million on 22 March 2014.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] In March 2017, Raffl was injured in a game against the Colorado Avalanche and was set to be out for 6-8 weeks.[9]

Raffl signed a two-year contract extension with the Flyers on March 26, 2019.[10]

On 3 December 2019, Raffl suffered a broken finger in a 6-1 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was ruled out for approximately four weeks.[11][12]

International play

Raffl participated at the 2009 and 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Austria men's national ice hockey team, and was also named to team Austria for the 2014 Winter Olympics.[]

Personal life

Raffl's father, Peter, is a former player who spent the entirety of his career in Austria. His brother Thomas currently plays for EC Red Bull Salzburg of EBEL.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005-06 EC VSV EBEL 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2006-07 EC VSV EBEL 43 4 2 6 22 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 EC VSV EBEL 40 3 6 9 24 5 2 0 2 0
2008-09 EC VSV EBEL 49 9 10 19 77 6 0 2 2 12
2009-10 EC VSV EBEL 42 25 18 43 54 5 1 0 1 14
2010-11 EC VSV EBEL 50 26 29 55 62 8 5 4 9 20
2011-12 Leksands IF Allsv 39 10 13 23 26 6 0 1 1 0
2012-13 Leksands IF Allsv 49 24 22 46 40 10 3 3 6 4
2013-14 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 2 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 68 9 13 22 28 7 0 1 1 0
2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 21 7 28 34 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 13 18 31 30 6 1 0 1 2
2016-17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 52 8 3 11 20 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 13 9 22 28 6 0 1 1 2
2018-19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 6 12 18 32 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 412 70 62 132 172 19 1 2 3 4

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Austria WJC18-D1 19th 5 0 1 1 8
2007 Austria WJC-D1 15th 5 1 2 3 8
2008 Austria WJC-D1 12th 5 5 8 13 0
2009 Austria OGQ DNQ 3 0 1 1 2
2009 Austria WC 14th 2 0 0 0 0
2011 Austria WC 15th 3 0 1 1 0
2013 Austria OGQ Q 3 1 1 2 2
2013 Austria WC 15th 7 2 1 3 0
2014 Austria OG 10th 4 1 2 3 4
2015 Austria WC 15th 7 1 2 3 6
2016 Austria OGQ DNQ 3 0 1 1 2
2018 Austria WC 14th 5 4 1 5 4
2019 Austria WC 16th 6 4 0 4 4
Junior totals 15 6 11 17 16
Senior totals 43 13 10 23 24

References

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "FLYERS WIN RAFFL, ALSO ADD LAMARCHE". Philadelphia Flyers.com. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Flyers loan Lauridsen, Raffl to Phantoms". NHL.com. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Flyers recall Tye McGinn, Michael Raffl". NHL.com. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Spezza scores shootout winner, lifts Sens past Flyers". cbssports.com. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ SanFilippo, Anthony (22 March 2014). "RAFFL SIGNS EXTENSION". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Flyers sign Michael Raffl to multi-year extension". Philadelphia Flyers. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Paone, Greg (25 October 2016). "Flyers recall Taylor Leier from Lehigh Valley; Michael Raffl placed on IR". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Michael Raffl of Flyers out 6-8 weeks". NHL.com. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Flyers re-sign LW Michael Raffl". Philadelphia Flyers. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ O'Connor, Charlie. "Raffl out a month with a broken pinkie. Only bad thing about tonight's game". Twitter. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Flyers, Philadelphia. "Roster move: We have recalled Mikhail Vorobyev from the @LVPhantoms (AHL) and placed Michael Raffl on Long-Term Injury status". Twitter. Retrieved 2019.

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