Phantoms have announced that they have signed
veteran NHL forward Jon Sim to a professional
tryout contract (PTO) as they continue to add
some of their popular greats from the past.
The 35-year-old Sim has played in 469 NHL games
scoring 75 goals and 64 assists for 139 career
points for eight different teams including the
New York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers, Florida
Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins,
Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators and Dallas
Sim also played for the Philadelphia Phantoms
in their Calder Cup championship season and led
the team with 35 goals in the regular season plus
10 more in the playoffs. He was second on the
Phantoms in points in that special season with
61 including his 26 assists. Current Adirondack
assistant coach Riley Cote was a teammate of Sim
on that 2004-05 team.
That team strung together a then-record 17-game
win streak early in the season and then blasted
their way through the playoffs on their way to
the title. Sim's last game for the Phantoms was
on June 10, 2005 when he scored two goals in Philadelphia's
5-2 win over the Chicago Wolves to clinch the
championship 4 games to 0.
Sim has positive memories of his time with the
Phantoms and said that his experience and background
with the staff including head coach Terry Murray
and assistant coaches Riley Cote and Kjell Samuelsson
were a significant factor in his decision to join
the organization again.
"You know it's funny, I was out there for
practice and I saw the 04-05 (championship banner)
and it brings back a lot of memories," Sim
said. "I'm grateful to the organization to
give me another chance here and I'm hoping I can
live up to the expectations.
In the NHL he has scored a career-high 17 goals
in two difference seasons. In 2005-06 he had 7
goals with Philadelphia and 10 goals with Florida
following a trade. The next season with Atlanta
he scored 17 goals again. His most recent full-season
in the NHL was 2009-10 when he scored 13 goals
with the Islanders.
He helped win a Stanley Cup as a rookie with the
Dallas Stars in 1998-99 playing in 7 regular season
games and 4 playoff games that year and won another
championship last year with Berlin in the DEL
The native of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia is 5'10"
and 190 pounds. Sim spent the last two seasons
playing in Europe with teams in the Czech League
and the German DEL. This year, he has played in
22 games with the San Antonio Rampage scoring
6 goals and 7 assists before being acquired by
Sim will wear number 14 with the Phantoms and
can make his debut with Adirondack in Friday night's
game against Norfolk.
Sim joins some other "blasts from the past"
on the Adirondack roster including recent acquisitions
Brian Boucher and David Laliberte as well as Scott
Munroe and Danny Syvret.
"Back in '04 (2004-05) with the big banner
up there, I was on that team," Sim said.
"Then the next year I played with the Flyers
until I got traded. It's a great organization
and it's good to be a part of it again."
Friday, February 1 (7:00) -
Norfolk Admirals at Adirondack Phantoms. $2 Draft
Saturday, February 2 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Monday, February 4 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. Scheduled
to appear: Brandon Manning and Harry Zolnierczyk.
Wednesday, February 6 (7:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. $1
Sunday, February 10 (3:00) -
Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms. Sunday
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