The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 5-10, 185-lb forward Matt Read to a free-agent contract that will begin at the start of the 2011-12 season, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
Read will be signing an Amateur Tryout contract (ATO) with the Adirondack Phantoms for the remainder of this season and will be joining the team this weekend. Read is expected to wear number 10 for Adirondack.
Read, 24 (6/14/86), was the team captain during his senior season at Bemidji State University (Minnesota), a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. He posted 22 goals and 13 assists for 35 points in 37 games, leading the team in goals and finishing second in points.
A native of Ilderton, Ontario, Read re-wrote the BSU record books for the Division 1 era of the school, which dates back to 1999. He appeared in 147 career games, recording 65 goals and 78 assists for 143 points. All of those totals are all-time school records in their particular categories. Read appeared in 143 consecutive games for the Beavers, playing in every game over four years until he missed the final regular season game of his senior season before returning for the WCHA postseason.
Read is a finalist for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in hockey, which is given each year to an NCAA Division I senior who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. The winner will be announced on April 7.
Former Philadelphia Phantom Rob Sirianni (2008-09) is also a product of Bemidji State. The Beavers made a Cinderella run to the Frozen Four in 2009.
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.
Sunday, March 27, 3:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Worcester Sharks
Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils
Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. - Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms
Phantoms Season Tickets for 2011-12 are on sale now! Full season ticket holders get an Adirondack Phantoms stadium blanket while supplies last and also will be in the Phantoms mug club for $1 sodas and coffees in Heritage Hall all season long.
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.