July 25, 2009 |
The Flyers announced yesterday that they had signed their 2008 third-round draft pick, defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon. "Marc-Andre turns pro after an outstanding 2008-09 season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he was honored for his play during the regular season and in the playoffs," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement from the team. "We believe Marc-Andre has tremendous potential to develop into a solid defenseman at the next level. " Bourdon is 6-foot, 215 pounds and is a native of St-Hyacinthe, Quebec.
June 16, 2010 |
The Flyers have signed goaltender Johan Backlund to a multiyear contract extension, general manager Paul Holmgren said Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. The 28-year-old native of Sweden appeared in one game with the Flyers last season, going 0-1 with a 3.00 goals-against average. During the playoffs, Backlund served as a backup in 15 games, playing briefly in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston. The 6-foot-2, 198-pounder spent most of the season with the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League, going 21-17-2 with a 2.79 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.
December 2, 2009
BOSTON - Originally recalled from the Adirondack Phantoms on Nov. 9 as a hedge bet against injuries, Oskars Bartulis hasn't just bumped other defensemen out of the Flyers' lineup. In just 23 days, Bartulis has played his way to a new contract. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed to the Daily News last night that Bartulis signed a 3-year contract extension with yesterday. The one-way NHL deal, set to kick in next season, is worth $1.8 million over 3 years.
May 24, 2012 |
The Flyers fired Phantoms head coach Joe Paterson on Tuesday after a season and a half on the job, even after he produced the team's best single-season American Hockey League record (37-35-4) this past season since the team moved to Adirondack in 2009. "As an organization, we feel the Phantoms need a new voice moving forward," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. Paterson, a former Flyer, was named the Phantoms' head coach on Dec. 20, 2010. He posted a combined record of 62-55-8 in 125 games behind the bench.
May 28, 2008
A special edition of Comcast SportsNet's "Daily News Live" is scheduled for tomorrow at the AT & T Pavilion inside the Wachovia Center. The 90-minute show begins at 5 p.m. with the last hour dedicated to reviewing the Flyers' season and their run to the Eastern Conference finals. Host Michael Barkann, Daily News columnist Sam Donnellon and sports writer Ed Barkowitz will be joined by winger Mike Knuble, defenseman Braydon Coburn, Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, coach John Stevens and members of the broadcast team.
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.
June 15, 2010 |
The Flyers announced today that they have signed goaltender Johan Backlund to a multi-year contract extension, according to club general manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed. Backlund, 28, appeared in just one regular season game with the Flyers last season, going 0-1-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average. He missed the final seven regular season games with a lower body injury. During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Backlund served as backup in 15 of the Flyers' 23 games and briefly saw action, appearing in 1:24 of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston.
August 17, 2010 |
The Flyers have entered into a minor league affiliation agreement with the Greenville (S.C.) Road Warriors for the 2010-11 season, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. The Road Warriors, of the ECHL, will serve as the Flyers' secondary affiliate. Players under contract to the Flyers or the Adirondack Phantoms, their AHL affiliate, can be assigned to the Road Warriors. Greenville replaces the Kalamazoo Wings, the Flyers' ECHL affiliate last season. "We are pleased to be working with Greenville for the upcoming season," Holmgren said in a statement.
July 6, 2013 |
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied reports Thursday night that the team had finalized a contract extension with captain Claude Giroux. Holmgren said that the deal with Giroux was "close," and that he expects to "get it done Friday or Saturday. " The team and the 25-year-old center are working on a deal that is believed to be for eight years and $66.2 million. Giroux is slated to earn $5 million this season with a cap hit of $3.5 million, according to capgeek.com. Giroux was named the Flyers' captain last season.
June 1, 2013 |
The Flyers are close to signing Maxim Lamarche, a 20-year-old defenseman in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, in a text message Thursday night, said the club was interested in Lamarche but had not yet signed him - even though Lamarche said on Twitter that he had signed. Lamarche had nine goals and 34 assists last season with Baie-Comeau Drakkar, and he is expected to play for Adirondack in the AHL if he signs with the Flyers. He is listed at 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, and is a righthanded shooter.