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July 31, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Flyers agreed to terms on a one-year contract with defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen yesterday. "Ole is a defenseman with size and defends very well," said general manager Paul Holmgren, who did not release financial details. "At 25 years old, he is an ideal fit to the core of our team. " The native of Norway is 6-foot-2 and weighs 211 pounds. "I have always been a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and what they are all about," Tollefsen said. "They play a gritty style of hockey, and that is typical of me. " Tollefsen, 25, appeared in 19 games with Columbus last season but missed 39 games and all four Stanley Cup games because of injuries.
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January 12, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Kirby Law and Mark Freer each recorded a goal and an assist, but it wasn't enough as the Phantoms feel to the Albany River Rats last night. 4-2. Meanwhile, the Flyers traded a couple of fading prospects yesterday for a minor league veteran. Yves Sarault, 29, a forward who has played 105 NHL games over seven seasons, was acquired from Nashville mainly to help the Phantoms, Flyers assistant general manager Paul Holmgren said, but he said Sarault can be a callup player for the Flyers as well.
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June 16, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Phantoms, who won the Calder Cup last week, have extended the contracts of head coach John Stevens and assistant coaches Kjell Samuelsson and Craig Berube through the 2005-06 season, the team announced yesterday. Terms were not disclosed. "The Phantoms had a remarkable season in 2004-05, and we wanted to lock in what we feel is the best coaching staff in the American Hockey League," said Paul Holmgren, assistant general manager of the Flyers and Phantoms. The coaches "took a mix of veterans and young prospects and molded a championship-winning team," he said.
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January 10, 1992 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul Holmgren is back in the Flyers' fold again. The club announced last night that Holmgren had accepted a job in the organization as a scout. Holmgren, who was fired as Flyers coach on Dec. 4 after the club went through an 8-14-2 start, will do amateur scouting in Ontario and Quebec, along with some minor-league pro scouting. He left Tuesday for Ontario. Ironically, he will be fulfilling some of the same duties that his successor, Bill Dineen, had before he got Holmgren's job. "We met last Saturday and talked it over," said Flyers general manger Russ Farwell.
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July 25, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
June 15, 2010 | INQUIRER REPORT
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.
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June 16, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
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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.
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July 6, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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June 1, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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