The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they
have recalled 6-1, 180-lb center Ben Holmstrom from
their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack
Phantoms, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.
Holmstrom will wear #34.
Holmstrom, who turns 24 on Saturday, made his NHL
debut on March 3 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He recorded a game-high five hits and was 3-for-10
on faceoffs in 8:06 of ice time.
Holmstrom has scored 16 goals and added 21 assists
for 37 points while appearing in all 75 games this
season for the Phantoms. He is the only player on
Adirondack’s roster that has appeared in every
game. That streak will come to an end tonight when
Adirondack takes on the Rochester Americans without
Holmstrom in the lineup.
A native of Colorado Springs, CO, Holmstrom signed
with the Flyers as a free agent on March 17, 2010
as he wrapped up his senior season at U-Mass Lowell.
In four years there, Holmstrom posted 26 goals and
58 assists for 84 points in 144 games, along with
201 penalty minutes.
He joins Danny Syvret as recent callups from Adirondack
to the Philadelphia roster. Syvret played his first
Flyers game of the year on Sunday against the Rangers.
But he had played six games earlier this year for
the Anaheim Ducks prior to being traded back to
the Flyers organization. Syvret played 21 games
with Philadelphia last year.
Other Phantoms to have played for the Flyers this
year include Erik Gustafsson and Eric Wellwood as
well as Michael Leighton and Matt Walker.
The Philadelphia Flyers play at Ottawa on Tuesday.
The Adirondack Phantoms are at home this Monday
and Wednesday against Rochester and Albany in their
last home games of the season.
Monday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. - Rochester Americans
at Adirondack Phantoms
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. - Albany Devils at
Adirondack Phantoms - Fan Appreciation Night - Last
home game of the year featuring many great giveaways
including autographed Phantoms memorabilia.
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.