The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that
they have signed right wing Jason Akeson of the
Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers
and center Tyler Brown of the OHL’s Plymouth
Whalers to entry-level contracts that will begin
at the start of the 2011-12 season,according to
General Manager Paul Holmgren.
These two young prospects may be a part of the
Adirondack Phantoms next season if they are unable
to crack the Flyers' roster.
Akeson, 20 (6/3/90), currently leads the OHL
in scoring with 24 goals and 79 assists for 103
points. He also has a plus/minus rating of +26
over his 59 games played this season with the
Rangers. Last season, Akeson recorded 80 points
(24G, 56A) in 65 regular season games. The Orleans,
Ontario native also racked up 19 points (8G, 11A)
in 20 playoff games for Kitchener.
Over the course of four seasons with the Rangers,
Akeson has recorded 249 points (68G, 181A) in
Brown, 21 (2/7/90), has posted 54 points (24G,
30A) along with 40 penalty minutes and a plus/minus
rating of +7 in 59 games this season for Plymouth.
His 54 points rank third on the team, and he leads
the Whalers with four shorthanded goals this season.
A native of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Brown has
registered 47 goals and 73 assists for 120 points
in 212 regular season games over four seasons
Saturday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms
at Albany Devils -Time Warner Cable Series (Series
tied at 3-3)
Sunday, March 6, 3:00 p.m. - Albany Devils at
Adirondack Phantoms - Family Fun Pack ($39), 3
tickets, 3 sodas, 3 hot dogs, 1 popcorn, 1 program
- Continuation of the Time Warner Cable Cup Series
- Post-Game Skate with the Phantoms
Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. - Albany Devils at
Adirondack Phantoms -$2 Pizza Slices - Time Warner
Cable Cup continues...
Saturday, March 12, 4:30 p.m. - Adirondack Hockey
Hall of Fame Reception, Dinner and Induction ceremony
at Heritage Hall. Appearing will be Adirondack
hockey greats Hugo Belanger, Jody Gage and Barry
Melrose. Tickets for the dinner are $30 or get
a table of 10 for $250.
Saturday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. - Hershey Bears
at Adirondack Phantoms - Hall of Fame Night honoring
Hugo Belanger, Jody Gage and Barry Melrose. All
three will be attending and honored on the ice
prior to the game on a very special night. Phantoms
wearing special AHL 75th Anniversary commemerative
Join us at the Glens Falls Civic Center for exciting
Adirondack Phantoms hockey, the top affiliate
of the Philadelphia Flyers.
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 and flex-packs.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming
Flyers prospects. Get your tickets at the Phantoms
office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online
at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms