The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have recalled 6'1" center Ben Holmstrom from the Adirondack Phantoms according to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. This is Holmstrom's first call-up to the NHL
The 23 year-old Holmstrom may make his NHL debut tonight at 7pm when the Philadelphia Flyers play the Toronto Maple Leafs. Holmstrom will wear #34.
The Colorado Springs, Colo. native is in his second season with the Phantoms although is still technically a rookie after playing just 13 games with Adirondack at the end of last year following the conclusion of his NCAA career at U-Mass Lowell.
Holmstrom is the only Adirondack Phantom to have played in every game this season having appeared in a team-leading 60 contests. He has 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points as well as 61 penalty minutes. In his most recent game with the Phantoms last Sunday, he scored the game-winning goal early in the 3rd period breaking a 2-2 tie in an eventual 5-2 victory over the Binghamton Senators.
Other Adirondack Phantoms rookie prospects to have received call-ups to the Philadelphia Flyers include Eric Wellwood and Erik Gustafsson. Gustafsson made his NHL debut on Saturday, February 26 in the Flyers game at Ottawa. Wellwood's debut came on November 6, 2010 when the Flyers were at the New York Islanders. Danny Syvret, Michael Leighton and Matt Walker have also been called up to Philadelphia from the Phantoms at different times.
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 sponsored by Glens Falls Hospital
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 jerseys.
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 at 518-480-3355.