(from the article on the Flyers main page [link included])
The Phantoms roster currently including 15 forwards, eight defensemen, and two goalies. Ten Phantoms have experience in the NHL including nine who played with the Philadelphia Flyers last year.
There will be plenty of recognition among Phantoms fans on this Adirondack roster. 20 out of the 25 on the roster have played for the Phantoms in the past including 18 players who were with the team last year.
The 25 players arriving in Glens Falls heading into the last week of training camp include:
Brandon Manning Danny Syvret
Additionally, six players have been assigned to the Trenton Titans of the ECHL.
Those players include: Jason Akeson, Tyler Hostetter, Niko Hovinen, Blake Kessel, Marcel Noebels and Luke Pither.
I was rather surprised to see Akeson, Hovinen, and Kessel didn't make the cut. I understand that Hovinen had a rather poor showing in the first preseason game, but I hadn't heard anything negative about Kessel. It's a shame, since I was looking forward to seeing Blake take another step forward soon.
Akeson had 55 points in 70-some games with the Phantoms last season and had a differential of -9. It's shocking to see him dropped to the ECHL after such a breakout season in the AHL. Ah well, Holmgren will be Holmgren.
(who the **** is Garrett Roe anyways?)
I'm looking forward to getting out to see a couple of the Phantoms' games this year, especially with Couts and Schenn in the lineup. Hopefully Heeter can step up and provide the team with some much-needed stability in net.
Anyone else excited for the start of the season?
(since it's not looking likely that we'll get to see the start of the NHL season any time soon...sigh)
Maybe we can coordinate meet-ups at some of the games!
[BTW, posting this thread in General Discussion since this seems to be the most active section of the boards, and honestly the only one I check nowadays]
Edited by LatentC, 09 October 2012 - 02:15 PM.