Want to know what your favorite
Phantoms players and prospects are up to this off-season?
We recently talked to Phantoms prospect Andrew Rowe
and asked him a few questions.
What are your thoughts on your deal with
the Flyers/Phantoms for the upcoming season?
I’m just excited to move on to the next level.
Coming from college, it’ll be tough stuff,
but I’m pretty confident in stepping in. Hopefully
I’ll make a good impact with the team wherever
I am, just kind of step in and help the team out
wherever I can.
How have you prepared this summer for your
first season as a pro?
I’ve been in Philly/NJ training with Jimmy
McCrossin at Skate Zone, and we’ve been running
the track and working out every morning. I’ve
been here for about a month, came here a week, week
and a half after rookie cam and have been training
in the offseason?
What type of training do you do in the
A lot of agility and quickness. And obviously in
the weight room, do our fair share in there. We‘ve
been doing a lot of sprinting, sled pull, slot of
feet work stuff and legs.
Do you have any personal goals for this
season, and if so what are they?
Not really. I don’t know where I fit in just
yet, and I don’t know many of the guys just
yet. The main objective is just to establish myself
and figure out what kind of player I am. I’ve
heard it’s a lot different than college, so
I just want to get my feet wet and go from there,
get comfortable with the guys and the coach and
What did you think of your first Prospect
Camp with the Flyers?
It was my first one, and it was well organized,
it was a really good camp. Got to mee t a lot of
the players and rookies and upcoming players. The
staff are great guys in the Flyers organization.
The camp was really tough. It was about eight or
nine days of really hard work, long days. They work
you pretty hard to see what you’re made of.
What part of the Flyers Prospect Camp's
Annual Trial on the Isle did you do, and who was
on your team?
Kayaked – Rinaldo and someone else
What position did you play in the Prospect
Camp softball game?
How will you have to adjust your game from
the college game to the pros?
I used my speed to my advantage in college, and
I think it’ll be a good asset in the pros.
I kind of have to see what it’s all about
though. I’ve watched pro games, but I’ve
never played in one. Obviously I’ll have to
get better all around.
How would you summarize your collegiate
career with Michigan State University?
Freshman year I came in not really expecting to
play much because we had a really good team. I’d
played about 15 or 16 games, had about 7 or 8 points…
fourth line grinder. Second year, I had kind of
an outbreak year and had a chance to step up because
the team had a lot of injuries. I got a little better
as an all-around player. This past junior year was
the year I kind of took a leadership role. I had
no idea how it all happened but I got recruited
by Philadelphia and it’s always been a dream
of mine, so I couldn’t ask for a better situation.
What other AHL teams do you most look forward
to playing against this season?
I don’t have many really close friends playing…
I grew up with Justin Abdelkader in Detroit, but
we don’t see them much in the AHL. So not
really, I don’t have a rival team just yet.
Stay tuned as we check in with more players that
are expected to wear a Phantoms or Flyers uniform
in the upcoming season. If you have questions for
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