Flyers Sign Jaromir Jagr

Former Pen, Ranger signs $3.3M deal with the Fly Guys

The Flyers made a splash on the first day of NHL free agency by signing former Pittsburgh Penguin and New York Ranger Jaromir Jagr.

And the 646-goal scorer isn't the only former Penguin making the trip across Pennsylvania.

Later on Friday the Flyers came to terms with 5-foot-11, 190-pound center Maxime Talbot. The 27-year-old tough guy spent last season in Pittsburgh posting 21 points (eight goals) and 66 penalty minutes.

Jagr, a veteran who’s played in Russia for the last three seasons, started his career with the Penguins in 1990. Pittsburgh recently withdrew a $2 million, one-year deal after waiting too long for an answer, according to

"It's going to be tough on us," Talbot said when asked how the Pittsburgh fans might react to seeing he and Jagr in Flyers uniforms. "It was tough for me to leave in the first place, as my heart has always been with the Pittsburgh Penguins. But at the same time, it's a new challenge for me in Philly. It's going to be real interesting.

"I never thought I'd play for another team in my life. So, it's been a rough couple of weeks for me."

Jagr’s deal with the Flyers is a one-year contract worth $3.3 million, reports

The 39-year-old hasn’t played in the National Hockey League since 2008 but returns as the NHL's active career points leader with 1,599 points in 17 seasons.

Talbot's deal is reportedly for five years, $9 million, according to

The Flyers weren't done with retooling the roster. They also inked 35-year-old free agent defenseman Andreas Lilja and signed winger Jakub Voracek to a contract extension.

Later Friday afternoon the Flyers shipped forward Kris Versteeg to Florida for a second-round pick in the 2012 or 2013 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in 2012.

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