He is only 23, but this is already his fifth season in the NHL.
Philly was second in the league in goals scored last year, and Voracek scored only 18 of them.
His 3 years aged 18-21 as a Blue Jacket should be noted. Reality is no team is as good as the Blue Jackets at ruining prospects.
Q: Since entering the NHL in 2000 how many players drafted by the CBJ's have played in at least 1 all star game?
A: 1 Player. (Rick Nash)
Q: Since entering the NHL in 2000 how many top 10 picks have the CBJ had?
A: 11 Picks.
They really have a joke of a farm system and Voracek's growth was likely stunted coming out of an organization that has had 0.009% of there drafted players go on to be all stars.
It can also be noted that in his last 29 games (11 playoff) he has 28 points averaging only 16:05 minutes of ice this season and 15:58 minutes in last years playoffs. It should also be noted that all 18 of his goals were even strength only Hartnell (21) and Giroux (22) had more on the team.
Though you were somewhat correct, Voracek is a playmaker not a sniper so his goal totals haven't been and probably never will be team leading numbers. His strength is having a big body but tremendous speed and puck control. You really have to watch him play throughout the games though. Though his final goal against the Penguins was ugly that whole opperunity happened because he just dangled his way into the Penguins zone, something he does regularly. Last season though his numberous weren't scary he became a very dangerous looking player with how he was able to generate scoring oppertunities, he just needed work on finishing.
IMO just as someone who sees him play often this isn't a flukey streak, even if he doesn't maintain a PPG pace he looks to be getting better and has ever since he joined the Flyers. Luongo is still better then Jake but Jake's value is on the rise and his potential only adds to his value where as Luongo's contract still burdens his value.