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Flyers Sign Kalinski, Bacashihua and More





July 19, 2011





The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 5-11, 175-lb free agent G Jason Bacashihua (buh-KAH-shoo-wuh) to a one-year contract, 6-1, 185-lb C Jon Kalinski to a one-year contract extension, and 6-3, 200-lb C Marcel Noebels to an entry-level contract, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Kalinski, 24 (5/25/87), was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round (152nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft out of Minnesota State - Mankato. He has appeared in 22 games for the Flyers in his career, recording five points (1G, 4A). Over parts of four seasons with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia/Adirondack Phantoms, he has posted 26 goals and 45 assists for 71 points in 193 games. Last year with the Adirondack Phantoms he played in 73 games scoring 23 points (6G, 17A). The native of Bonnyville, Alberta has played in 142 career games with the Adirondack Phantoms which ranks him first among all forwards and second all-time trailing only defenseman Kevin Marshall (153 games).

Bacashihua, 28 (9/20/82), most recently played for the Lake Erie Monsters, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. He posted a record of 23-16-3 in 42 games last season with a 2.29 GAA and a .917 save percentage.

Over the last four seasons in the AHL with Lake Erie and Hershey, Bacashihua posted a combined record of 58-51-9 in 102 games along with a 2.72 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He has appeared in 38 career NHL games for St. Louis (2005-07), collecting a record of 7-17-4 with a 3.19 GAA and an .897 save percentage. In 2009-10 with the Hershey Bears he was an impressive 17-3-1 with a 2.48 GAA and .911 save percentage. Bacashihua was selected by the Dallas Stars in the first round (26th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.Other AHL teams he has played for include the Peoria Rivermen (2005-06, Worcester IceCats (2004-05) and the Utah Grizzlies (2001-04) where he was teammates with 2010-11 Phantoms Captain Dan Jancevski.

Noebels, 19 (3/14/92), played the 2010-11 season for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League, where he posted 54 points (28G,26A) along with 23 penalty minutes in 66 games played. He finished second on the team in goals and third on the team in points. Noebels represented his home country of Germany in the 2011 World Junior Championships, recording three points (1G, 2A) in seven games.

Noebels was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Earlier, the Flyers also announced the signing of forward Tye McGinn who had played with Adirondack last October in preseason camp prior to being sent back for another successful season of Major Juniors.

McGinn, 20 (7/29/90), was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent the past three seasons with the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where in 2010-11 he scored 31 goals and added 33 assists for 64 points in 42 games.

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