June 25, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - The Flyers will host the 2014 NHL entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center, the league announced Friday. It is the first time the draft will be held in Philadelphia. "We are truly excited to host the 2014 National Hockey League entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center," Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko said in a statement. "This is further testament that Philadelphia truly is a hockey town. We just hosted a wonderful Winter Classic last season and, in addition to hosting the 2014 NHL entry draft, we soon will be preparing to also host the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four at Wells Fargo Center.
August 9, 2005 |
Simon Gagne has signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Flyers, the Canadian Web site TSN.ca reported last night. Gagne, 25, has collected 113 goals and 132 assists in five seasons with the Flyers, who selected the winger with the 22d pick in the 1998 NHL entry draft. In the last season before the NHL lockout, Gagne scored 21 goals in 80 games and helped the Flyers reach the 2004 Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the eventual Stanley Cup champions.
July 4, 2004 |
The Flyers yesterday signed right wings Mike Knuble and Turner Stevenson to three-year contracts, general manager Bob Clarke announced. Financial terms were not disclosed. Knuble, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and Stevenson, 6-3, 220 pounds, were Group III unrestricted free agents. "Both are huge players, skate well and play physical," Clarke said. "They bring real good size to our forward crew. " Knuble, 31, recorded 21 goals, 25 assists and 32 penalty minutes in 82 regular-season games for the Boston Bruins last season.
August 26, 2010
The Flyers have signed four players to AHL contracts for next season, the team announced Wednesday. The four are goaltender Nicola Riopel, and defensemen Logan Stephenson, J.P. Testwuide and Jesse Dudas. Riopel was the Flyers' fifth-round pick of the 2009 NHL entry draft. Last season, the 21-year old goalie played in 11 games for the team's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. He also played for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Stephenson, 24, will be in his second season with the Phantoms.
June 20, 2011 |
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren isn't a psychic, but he likes the way negotiations have gone thus far with Russian goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. On a conference call on Monday afternoon, Holmgran said he would like to have a deal done with Bryzgalov by the start of the NHL entry draft that is set to start Friday. But, he added, that wasn't a completely neccessary goal. Talks between the sides will continue Tuesday, Holmgren said. As for the growing league-wide opinion that the Flyers will have to trade veterans to get under the salary cap, Holmgren was resistent.
July 21, 2013
KEY FLYERS, NHL DATES Sept. 12: Training camp opens, Wells Fargo Center Sept. 15: First preseason game, at Toronto Oct. 2: Regular-season opener, vs. Toronto Nov. 11: Hockey Hall of Fame induction, Fred Shero Dec. 24-26: Christmas break Jan. 1: Winter Classic, Toronto vs. Detroit, Michigan Stadium Jan. 25: Stadium Series, Ducks vs. Kings, Dodger Stadium Jan. 26: Stadium Series,Rangers vs. Devils, Yankee Stadium ...
July 28, 2009 |
The Flyers were scheduled to have former Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen in for a physical on Sunday and planned to sign the native of Oslo, Norway, if he passed, the Delaware County Daily Times reported Sunday. With Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on vacation, a team spokesman was unable to confirm yesterday that the unrestricted free agent had been in town. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound Tollefsen is a four-year veteran who was taken by the Blue Jackets in the third round of the 2002 NHL entry draft.
August 9, 2002 |
The Flyers have re-signed defenseman John Slaney and goaltender Neil Little to multiyear contracts, the team announced yesterday. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed, in keeping with the team's policy. "They are both key, veteran players that we had targeted [to re-sign] from the end of the season," assistant general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement released by the team. Slaney, 30, was scoreless in one regular-season game with the Flyers last season.
January 1, 2002 |
Milan Kraft scored two goals and added an assist as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Phantoms last night, 4-2, in the American Hockey League. Kraft, Pittsburgh's first-round pick in the 1998 NHL entry draft, was playing in his second game with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after being sent down by the Penguins on Friday. Both of his goals came on assists by his linemates, Eric Meloche and Martin Sonnenberg. The Phantoms closed to within 3-2 after their coach, John Stevens, successfully challenged the legality of the stick of Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi, citing excessive curvature.
July 2, 1996 |
The Winnipeg Jets officially became the Phoenix Coyotes yesterday and finally hired a coach, picking Calgary Flames assistant Don Hay. Financial terms of the three-year deal were not disclosed. Coyotes general manager John Paddock and Bobby Smith, the team's executive president of hockey operations, said Phoenix plans to sign "one or two" veteran free-agent defensemen possibly by the end of this week. In other news: PENGUINS: SIGN WRIGHT The Pittsburgh Penguins said they have signed center Tyler Wright, acquired June 22 from Edmonton in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in this year's NHL entry draft.