The Flyers on Thursday signed a speedy, late-blooming right winger who was a second-round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2010.

Petr Straka, a 6-foot, 195-pound free agent who reportedly was courted by 12 NHL teams, signed a three-year, entry-level deal to start next season. He will earn $925,000 next year, including a $92,333 signing bonus, and likely will play for the AHL's Phantoms.

Playing for Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Straka had 41 goals and 41 assists in 55 regular-season games this year.

Straka, a Czech who will turn 21 on June 15, has eight goals and 18 points in eight playoff games, leading his team into the next round.

"Our guys liked him in his draft years a couple years ago," said Chris Pryor, the Flyers' director of hockey operations. "He is smart, competes, and has some skill."

Straka never signed with Columbus and became a free agent last year.

"The reports say he has a lot of creativity," said Ian Laperriere, the club's director of player development.