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
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