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Flyers Sign LW Michael Ryan

Forward assigned to Adirondack Phantoms and expected to play tomorrow





November 23, 2010





Glens Falls, NY - The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-1, 188-lb left wing Michael Ryan to a one-year contract, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. He will be assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms.

Ryan, 30 (5-16-80), attended the Flyers’ 2010 training camp on a tryout basis.  The native of Boston, Mass. has appeared in six games this season for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, where he recorded a goal and two assists for three points.

A second-round selection (32nd overall) of the Dallas Stars in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Ryan has appeared in 83 NHL games for the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes.  He has seven goals and eight assists to his credit in his NHL career. 

Ryan has also appeared in 259 American Hockey League games in his professional career, including four seasons with the Rochester Americans, two with the Albany River Rats and then this season with Springfield.  In that time, he has scored 82 goals and added 85 assists for 167 points.

Ryan scored two goals and one assist in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic on the Planet USA side representing the Albany River Rats. In that 2008-09 season he led the River Rats with 25 goals in only 40 games prior to a call-up to the NHL with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Michael’s younger brother, Billy Ryan, played in 15 games with the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2008-09.

Adirondack returns home on Wednesday, November 24 to face-off against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Check it Out Night with great discounts available for fans showing their library card when they purchase tickets.  It is also Blades for Grades Night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Call the Phantoms office for more information. The Thanksgiving homestand concludes on Friday, November 26 against the Norfolk Admirals.

The homestand begins a stretch of four games in five days for the Phantoms. Adirondack opens a stretch of five straight games away from the Glens Falls Civic Center next Saturday at Hershey and Sunday at Hartford.

Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6
million fans attend AHL games every year.

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, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.





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