The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-6, 230-pound defenseman Oliver Lauridsen to an entry-level contract that will begin at the start of the 2011-12 season, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
The big blue-liner will be joining the Phantoms on an Amateur Try-Out Contract (ATO) and will be wearing #12. He will be eligible to make his professional debut in the Wednesday, March 16 game vs. the Binghamton Senators.
Lauridsen, who turns 22 on March 24, was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He recently completed his junior year at St. Cloud State of the WCHA, also the alma mater of Flyers right wing Andreas Nodl. Over a three-year career at St. Cloud State, Lauridsen posted seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points and 143 PIM in 108 games played.
A native of Gentofte, Denmark, Lauridsen played three seasons of junior hockey in Sweden before coming to the USA. He has represented Denmark on four World Junior teams - two at the U-18 level and two at U-20.
Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. - Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms - Phantoms wearing AHL 75th Anniversary Commemorative jerseys. Check it Out Night. Ticket Discounts with your library card.
Saturday, March 19th, 3:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Toronto Marlies
Tuesday, March 22nd, 7:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Charlotte Checkers
Wednesday, March 23rd, 7:15 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Friday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. - Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms - The return of SuperFan Cameron Hughes firing up the crowd. Make some noise and get some T-Shirts!
Saturday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms - The return of SuperFan Cameron Hughes firing up the crowd. Make some noise and get some T-Shirts! Post-game concert with Isaiah 6.
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.