August 30, 2013
THE FLYERS signed restricted free-agent defenseman Brandon Manning to a 1-year contract, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Manning, 23, appeared in six games for the Flyers last season, recording two assists. He has appeared in a total of 10 games for the club over the last two seasons. Manning also played 65 games for the Adirondack Phantoms last season.
July 28, 2011 |
The Flyers announced Thursday that they have entered into a minor league affiliation agreement with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL for the 2011-12 season. The agreement also includes cross-promotional opportunities to help the Titans sell tickets through the Flyers fan base. Trenton will serve as the Flyers' secondary affiliate for the upcoming season. Under the agreement, players under contract to the Flyers or to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, can be assigned to the Titans.
October 20, 2012
The NHL on Friday canceled games through Nov. 1, but the move was a formality because the league had said it was hoping to start its season Nov. 2 if a new collective bargaining agreement is signed by Thursday. The NHL had previously canceled the season's first two weeks because of the labor dispute with the players' union. No new meetings are scheduled between the league and the NHL Players' Association. The lockout began when the CBA expired Sept. 15. Phantoms fall. Andrew Johnston scored the lone goal for Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers' farm team, in a 2-1 loss to the host St. John's IceCaps.
July 29, 2011
The Flyers announced Thursday that they have entered into a minor-league affiliation agreement with the Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. Trenton was the New Jersey Devils' affiliate the last four seasons as the Trenton Devils. The team will continue playing at the Sun National Bank Center. When Trenton first entered the ECHL, as the Titans, the team was affiliated with the Flyers. Trenton will serve as the Flyers' secondary affiliate this season.
August 10, 2012 |
The Flyers signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multiyear contract extension and reached an agreement with center Scott Laughton, a 2012 first-round pick, on an entry-level deal, the team announced on Wednesday. Details of Bourdon's contract were not released, but the deal reportedly is for two years and $1.225 million. Bourdon, a third-round draft pick in 2008, made his debut last season and scored four goals with three assists. The 22-year-old played in 45 games for the Flyers.
September 25, 2012 |
WHILE THE NHL lockout rolls on, players are rolling elsewhere. Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has signed to play in a German hockey league, according to a report in truehockey.com. Simmonds signed a 6-year, $23.8 million contract extension in August with the Flyers. After being acquired in a trade with Los Angeles that involved Mike Richards, Simmonds had a career year last season with 28 goals and 21 assists. He played all 82 regular-season games and had 114 penalty minutes. In other Flyers news, the team announced that their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, will open training camp on Saturday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. Camp will open with 21 forwards, 15 defensemen and three goaltenders.
September 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Flyers got closer to the 23-player limit by sending left winger Michael Raffl and defenseman Oliver Lauridsen to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms on Friday. The moves left the team with 25 players in training camp. Raffl's demotion was a bit surprising because the Austrian had impressed the Flyers' brass during the preseason. The 24-year-old forward was trying to make a gargantuan leap from a lower-level Sweden league to the NHL. In four preseason games, Raffl was scoreless but was one of the Flyers' most active forwards.
July 29, 2011 |
The Flyers have a new affiliate, in Trenton. The Trenton Titans are returning to play the 2011-12 season in the East Coast Hockey League. The Titans were affiliated with the Flyers from 1999-2006. "The Philadelphia Flyers and the Comcast-Spectacor family of companies are excited to be affiliated with the Trenton Titans," Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko said. "As our ECHL affiliate, we're confident that our prospects will be playing in an environment here in Trenton that will help them develop their ultimate potential.
August 28, 2012 |
Center Nick Cousins, regarded as the Flyers' top prospect, was charged with sexual assault and arrested over the weekend, police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, said Sunday. Cousins, 19, and two of his Sault Ste. Marie Soo Greyhounds teammates - Mark Petaccio, 18, and Andrew Fritsch, 19 - were charged with sexual assault against a female known to them, according to a release from the Sault Ste. Marie police. Petaccio, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound right winger, is from Sicklerville, N.J., and he has a bail court date on Monday.
February 17, 2013 |
MONTREAL - Defenseman Erik Gustafsson, promoted from the Adirondack Phantoms, replaced Kurtis Foster in the Flyers lineup Saturday night in Montreal. Gustafsson played in 30 games (one goal, four assists, plus-12) with the Flyers last season and had a strong playoff showing. "I'm a lot more confident this year. I know what to expect," he said before the game. Gustafsson, 24, a smooth skater and puck-mover who gives the Flyers some speed on the back end, has recovered from a fractured ankle - suffered while blocking a shot in December - that sidelined him during his stint with the Phantoms.