FLYERS SIGN JAGR; TALBOT; LILJA
Now they'll be cheering him for at least one season.
On the first day of NHL Free agency, the Flyers signed forward Jaromir Jagr to a one-year, $3.3 million contract per club sources.
Jagr, 39, has spent the past three seasons playing in the KHL in Russia, but wanted to finish his career back in the NHL on a team he felt could win a Stanley Cup.
Jagr, a former Hart Trophy winner, scored 51 points (19G, 32A) in 49 games in for Avangard Omsk in Russia last season.
In his last season in the NHL, Jagr posted 25 goals and 46 assists for 71 points in 2007-08 with the New York Rangers.
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In other Flyers related news, the Flyers also signed Maxime Talbot to a 5-year, $9 million contract.
Talbot, 27, is one of those gritty, character guys the Flyers like and hope he can take on the role lost when Ian Laperriere had to shut it down in training camp last season.
Although Talbot will always be remembered as the guy who scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for Pittsburgh, he's more of a grinder and an energy guy. He had eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 82 games for the Penguins last season.
Restricted free agent Jakub Voracek has signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Flyers.
They've also added defenseman Andreas Lilja for one year, and approximately $750,000.
Lilja, 35, played last year with the Anaheim Ducks after a lengthy career with the Detroit Red Wings.
Also, former Flyer Sean O'Donnell signed a one year, $850,000 contract with Chicago.