The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have recalled G Michael Leighton from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. In addition, the Flyers have loaned C Ben Holmstrom to the Phantoms while D Marc-Andre Bourdon has been returned from loan with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.
Leighton, 29 (5-19-81), was 14-12-1 with a 2.22 GAA and a .926 save percentage in 30 games for the Phantoms this season. He posted five shutouts, including his last two consecutive appearances. In one game for the Flyers this season, Leighton is 1-0-0 with a 4.00 GAA and a .889 save percentage.
In 27 regular season appearances for the Flyers last season, Leighton was 16-5-2 with a 2.48 GAA and a .918 save percentage. He went 8-3 in the playoffs with three shutouts, posting a 2.46 GAA and .916 save percentage.
This was Ben Holmstrom's second call-up to the NHL this season. On Tuesday night with the Flyers, Holmstrom recorded over 10 minutes of ice-time and was involved in his first NHL fight against Chris Neil. He 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 face-offs in 8:06 of ice time.
In 75 games with Adirondack this season, Holmstrom recorded 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points. He is the only player on Adirondack's roster to have appeared in every game. That streak ended on Monday night.
Bourdon returns after playing in Game 1 of their Best of 5 series against the Jackals on Tuesday night. Greenville defeated Elmira 5-2 in Elmira, NY taking a 1-0 lead in the series. With the Road Warriors, Bourdon recorded two assists in five games during the regular season.
This season with Adirondack, Bourdon has recorded a goal and 10 points in 45 games.
Adirondack signed G Ryan Rondeau to an Amateur Tryout agreement (ATO). He will wear No.1 tonight against the Albany Devils.
Rondeau recently completed a four-year career at Yale University. This season with the Bulldogs, he went 27-6-1 with a 1.92 GAA and .928 save percentage. He received the Paul Hines Award as the "Most Improved Player." Rondeau was second-team All-Ivy this winter before being named the "Most Outstanding Player" at the 2011 ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship Weekend. He was named ECAC Goalie of the Week three times and earned a national player of the week award from insidecollegehockey.com.
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.
Friday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Manchester Monarchs
Saturday, April 9, 7:05 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Sunday, April 10, 3:05 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
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.