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Future Phantoms Converge at Flyers Rookie Camp
Phantoms Lehtivouri, Harper, Bourdon, Holmstrom, Gustafsson, Marshall, Stewart and Riopel all in attendance

 

 

 

 

September 10, 2010

 

 

 

 

GLENS FALLS, NY – Some of last year's Phantoms as well as potential future Phantoms are ready to get started at the Flyers' Rookie Camp at The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. The camp opens on Monday, September 13 with 29 rookies and prospects in attendance including seven of the 2009-2010 Phantoms.

The camp includes three days of on-ice practice sessions and will conclude with a game between the Flyers rookies and the Washington Capitals rookies at 3pm on Thursday, September 16 at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.

A few players who made their professional debuts with the Phantoms last season will be appearing in the camp including: Joonas Lehtivouri, Shane Harper, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Ben Holmstrom, Eric Gustafsson, Kevin Marshall, and goalies Nic Riopel and Brian Stewart.

Some of the other players in the camp will make their way to Glens Falls this year while others will be heading back to juniors. Among those participating in the camp are 2010 draft picks Michael Chaput, Tye McGinn, Brendan Ranford, and Ricard Blidstrand; free agent acquisitions Andrew Rowe and Michael Testwuide; and goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky, Adam Morrison, Nic Riopel and Brian Stewart.

Here’s a complete roster of those participating in the rookie camp:

No. Forwards Position 2009-10 Team How Acquired
70 Bissonnette, Matt L Chicoutimi, Lewiston (QMJHL) Amateur Try Out
42 Chaput, Michael C Lewiston (QMJHL) Drafted 3rd round (89th overall) in 2010
59 Dowling, Justin C Swift Current (WHL) Try Out
71 Gal, Blake R Spokane (WHL) Try Out
38 Harper, Shane R Phantoms (AHL) Signed an entry level contract on March 4, 2010
34 Holmstrom, Ben C U Mass-Lowell (NCAA); Phantoms (AHL) Signed an entry level contract on March 17, 2010
60 Labrecque, David C Shawinigan (QMJHL) Drafted 6th Round (153rd overall) in 2009
53 McGinn, Tye L Gatineau (QMJHL); Phantoms (AHL) Drafted 4th round (119th overall) in 2010
40 Pither, Luke C Barrie (OHL) Signed an entry level contract March 4, 2010
72 Ranford, Brendan L Kamloops (WHL) Drafted 7th round (209th overall) in 2010
51 Rinaldo, Zac L London, Barrie (OHL) Drafted 6th Round (178th overall) in 2008
52 Rowe, Andrew L Michigan State (NCAA) Signed as free agent on May 6, 2010
39 Testwuide, Mike R Colorado College (NCAA) Signed an entry level contract on March 19, 2010
47 Wellwood, Eric L Windsor (OHL) Drafted 6th round (172nd overall) in 2009

No. Defensemen Position 2009-10 Team How Acquired
50 Blidstrand, Ricard D SuperElit (AIK J20) Drafted 7th round (206th overall) in 2010
43 Bourdon, Marc-Andre D Phantoms (AHL) Drafted 3rd Round (67th overall) in 2008
76 Dudas, Jesse D Corpus Christi (CHL), Bloomington (IHL) Try Out
62 Eddy, Cullen D Cincinnati (ECHL); Mercyhurst (NCAA) Amateur Try Out
27 Gustafsson, Erik D Northern Michigan (NCAA), Phantoms (AHL) Signed an entry level contract on March 3, 2010
55 Hostetter, Tyler D Erie (OHL) Try Out
58 Lehtivouri, Joonas D Phantoms (AHL) Drafted 4th Round (101st overall) in 2006
56 Manning, Neil D Vancouver (WHL) Try Out
46 Marshall, Kevin D Quebec (QMJHL) Drafted 2nd Round (41st overall) in 2007
61 O'Connor, Ryan D Saginaw (OHL) Try Out
68 Testwuide, J.P D Denver (NCAA) Signed an entry level contract on August 25. 2010

No. Goaltenders Position 2009-10 Team How Acquired
35 Bobrovsky, Sergei G Novokuznetsk Metallurg (KHL) Signed a three-year entry level contract on May 6, 2010
73 Morrison, Adam G Saskatoon (WHL) Drafted 3rd Round (81st overall) in 2009
74 Riopel, Nic G Moncton (QMJHL); Phantoms (AHL) Drafted 5th Round (142nd overall) in 2009
67 Stewart, Brian G Phantoms (AHL) Signed an entry-level contract on April 19, 2010


The Phantoms hit the ice Friday, October 1 in a preseason game against the Albany Devils. Individual tickets are on sale now for $10 for adults and just $5 for kids. The regular season Phantoms' Home Opening Weekend is Friday, October 15 and Saturday October 16 with back to back East Division rivalry games against Syracuse and Albany.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 85 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the ninth year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2009-10.

Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.

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