Michael Raffl is moving from Philadelphia to Washington
Since 2013, the Villacher completed 504 games for the Flyers. Now he has a new job.
After eight years, Michael Raffl's time with the Philadelphia Flyers is over. The 32-year-old Villacher was transferred from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Washington Capitals on the day of the deadline for changes within the league.
Congrats to Michael Raffl on getting a chance to go to a contender in Washington. Has been in Philadelphia since 2013 and has played more games in the orange and black than a lot of big names. An underrated, versatile guy in the lineup for eight seasons. Will be missed. #Flyers pic.twitter.com/IskC2XgUqc
– Flyers Nation (@FlyersNation) April 12, 2021
His chances for the title increase significantly. While the Flyers tremble about the playoffs, the Washington Capitals around superstar Alex Ovechkin fight for first place in the East Division. That makes them a candidate for the Stanley Cup. By the way, the trainer at the Capitals is Peter Laviolette, the 56-year-old who brought Raffl to the NHL in 2013.
Raffl played 504 games for the Flyers including the play-offs and scored 81 goals (79 assists).