Michael Raffl

Michael Raffl ( born December 1, 1988 in Villach) is an Austrian ice hockey player who stands since June 2013 at the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League contract.


Michael Raffl is the former VSV- player Peter Raffl the son. Like his older brother Thomas Raffl he played as a teenager for the EC VSV. With 17 years Raffl was in the 2005/06 season his debut for the first team in the Austrian Hockey League, a year later he was a regular player. In his six Bundesliga matches times when EC VSV he was able to increase his points yield continuously, he scored a total of up to 2011 in 260 games 146 points scorer, with 75 goals for the EC VSV in the highest Austrian league.

For the 2011/12 season Raffl moved to Leksand IF from the HockeyAllsvenskan, the Swedish second division.

After good performances and the league title in 2012/13 in the second highest Swedish league, he was committed prior to the start of the 2013/14 season by the Philadelphia Flyers. He made ​​his debut in the National Hockey League on October 12, 2013 against the Detroit Red Wings.


Raffl already played in the A-National Team, he was also at the 2009 World Championships in use, where he was in the second match against the United States broke his collarbone. Raffl also completed two U20 and one U18 World Cup for Austria. Especially in the U20 Junior B World Cup 2008 he is playing on great when he scored 13 points in five games and was voted best striker of the tournament.

Career Stats

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )

Awards and achievements

  • 2006 Austrian Champion with the EC VSV
  • 2007 Austrian Junior Champion with EC VSV
  • 2008 Austrian Youth Champion with EC VSV
  • 2008 Best Forwards in the U20 Junior World Championship Division I Group A
  • 2013 championship title in the second Swedish league, the HockeyAllsvenskan