The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forward
Jason Akeson has been reassigned to the Adirondack
Phantoms from the Trenton Titans (ECHL) according
to general manager Paul Holmgren. It was also
announced that center Andrew Johnston and defenseman
Matt Konan have both been assigned to Trenton.
22 year old Akeson has played in 14 games with
Trenton this season scoring two goals and eight
assists for the Titans. Last year as a professional
rookie, he led the Phantoms with 55 points on
14 goals and 41 assists. The Orleans, ONT native
came to the Flyers organization from the Kitchener
Rangers where he led the Ontario Hockey League
in points (108) and assists (84) in 2010-11 in
his final season of Major Juniors.
"Akeson has been very successful in the point
production side of the game," said Phantoms
head coach Terry Murray. "The goal scoring
is down for us. The power play needs to be a little
bit better. And I think Akeson is a player who
can bring both."
Murray also gave an indication of his plan for
Akeson. "I'm going to leave him on the line
with Couturier. Any time you can bring a player
up who is a skilled player and an offensive minded
player, it's important to play him in your top
two lines and give him lots of reasons to find
Johnston is a professional rookie from the Humbolt
Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
He has played in 10 games for Adirondack scoring
one goal. The 21 year old from Saskatoon, SASK
led his juniors team to a league championship
"We felt with Andrew that he was out of the
lineup the past couple games," Murray said.
"With a young kid and first year of pro hockey
it's really important that we get him to a place
where he can play as a very important player.
He can play on the top line and play a lot of
minutes in all situations and continue with development
of his game."
Matt Konan is a rookie who was with the Phantoms
since the beginning of this season while rehabbing
an injury. The Tustin, CA native played for the
Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League
last year and scored nine goals and 45 assists.
The big blue-liner has yet to make his professional
Adirondack returns to the GFCC this Wednesday
night for their first home game in two-and-a-half
weeks when they host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers,
AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. It is
the first of three home games in four days for
the Phantoms over the big Thanksgiving Weekend
and also opens a stretch of six consecutive games
at the GFCC which is the longest homestand of
the season for Adirondack.
The annual Black Friday game will follow against
the Norfolk Admirals, affiliate of the Anaheim
Ducks. And then Mens' Cancer Awareness Night on
Saturday against the Hershey Bears, affiliated
with the Washington Capitals.
That Saturday game will feature Mustache Jerseys
presented by Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union
with part of the proceeds to benefit the C.R.
Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. Phantoms
Youth Jerseys will be given away to the first
1,000 kids in attendance courtesy of Glens Falls
Hospital Rehabilitation Team
BIG THANKSGIVING HOMESTAND!
Wednesday, November 21 (7:00) -
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms
- $1 Hot Dogs!
Friday, November 23 (7:00) -
Norfolk Admirals at Adirondack Phantoms - Annual
Black Friday Game. $2 Draft Beer Specials
Saturday, November 24 (7:00) -
Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms - Men's Cancer
Includes Phantoms Youth Jersey Giveaway presented
by Glens Falls Hospital Rehabilitation Team. Phantoms
Mustache Jerseys and post-game auction presented
by Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union with portion
of proceeds to benefit Glens Falls Hospital Foundation
- C.R. Wood Cancer Center Capital Campaign.
Great Youth Jerseys to be given away to the first
1,000 kids in attendance (age 14 and younger)
on Saturday, November 24 presented by the Glens
Falls Hospital Rehabilitation Team. Be sure to
get there early!
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