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Like Hartnell, Jake Voracek represents another goal-scoring presence to take advantage of Giroux's ridiculous playmaking abilities.
A role filled by Jaromir Jagr last season, Voracek will likely complement Philly's top line this season anchored by Giroux and Hartnell a year ago.
Even at 40 years old last season, Jagr still poured in 19 goals and 54 points as a part of that line, and the expectations are that Voracek will at the very least meet, if not exceed those numbers on Philadelphia's top line this year.
Last season, Voracek finished seventh among all Flyers with 18 goals after being juggled throughout Philly's four lines through much of the year. It's now expected that the 23-year-old Voracek will take up full-time residence on the team's top line where scoring opportunities should be more abundant than ever.
Voracek has never been an unbelievable goal producer (18 was a career high last season), but his totals have steadily increased during his four-year NHL career and he should be in a position this season to crack the 20-goal plateau for the first time.
He's a big, physical presence (6'2", 215 pounds) like Hartnell and is just as durable (nine missed games the last four seasons). And even though Voracek doesn't have the goal-producing history that Hartnell does, he possesses incredible offensive skills and upside, which was a big reason why he was taken seventh overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets back in 2007.
It is because of that tremendous offensive upside that makes Voracek such a valuable complementary piece to Giroux's overall success.