The Flyers noticed Raffl with Austria last May at the same tournament.
Bellemare collected eight points in eight games in the tournament.
Last season in Skelleftea, Bellemare notched 20 goals and 15 assists for 35 points in 52 games. He tied for 19th in league scoring with former Flyers defensive prospect Patrik Hersley. In the playoffs, Hersley netted 14 points in 14 games.
Using his speed and awareness, Raffl jumped directly to the NHL from the Allsvenskan in Sweden, a league a tier lower than Bellemare's.
Terms of Bellemare's deal were not available.
Forward Sean Couturier is recovering from abdominal surgery, the Flyers revealed yesterday.
Hextall said Couturier underwent surgery last Friday. He already has begun rehabbing at the team's practice facility in Voorhees and is expected to be fully recovered in 5 to 6 weeks.
Couturier, 21, netted a career-high 39 points in 82 games this season but went without a single point in seven playoff games against the Rangers. He embarks on a 2-year, $3.5 million contract in October.
Florida general manager Dale Tallon confirmed yesterday at the GM meetings in New York that he is "very open" to dealing the No. 1 overall pick ahead of June 27's draft at the Wells Fargo Center . . . New Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford revealed other managers "came after him" yesterday inquiring about his players . . . It appears former Flyers coach Peter Laviolette will finally be united with Norris Trophy finalist Shea Weber. Nashville GM David Poile reiterated that he is not dealing Weber. "Why wouldn't we build our team around him?" Poile asked.
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