Flyers have announced that they have traded Mike
Testwuide (F) to the Calgary Flames organization
in exchange for Mitch Wahl (F) who has been assigned
to the Adirondack Phantoms.
Mitch Wahl was a 2nd round selection
(#48 overall) of the Calgary Flames in 2008 out
of the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League.
This season, Wahl has been one of the top scorers
in the ECHL playing for the Utah Grizzlies. His
40 assists are 4th in the league and his 59 points
are currently 5th. He has 19 goals this year with
Utah and scored 20 goals there last season. Wahl
has also played in six games with Abbotsford (AHL)
this season scoring one goal.
The 23-year-old (Jan 22, 1990) from Seal Beach,
California is in his third season of professional
hockey and has played in a combined 54 career
AHL games with the Abbotsford Heat and Hamilton
Bulldogs scoring 5 goals and 10 assists for 15
Wahl played for Team USA at the 2009 World Juniors
Championships in Ottawa recording four points
in the tournament.
Wahl had 96 points with Spokane in 2008-09 finishing
7th in the league including 66 assists which was
3rd. He was also named as a WHL First-Team All-Star
that year. Among the other top scorers in the
WHL that year were Shane Harper (42 goals was
6th) and Brayden Schenn who was 4th in points
with 99. He won the WHL and Memorial Cup with
Spokane in 2007-08.
Wahl becomes the fourth California native on the
Adirondack Phantoms joining Shane Harper, Matt
Konan and Matthew Ford.
The Phantoms wish all the best for Mike
Testwuide and his future in the Flames
organization. The Vail, Colo. native completes
his tenure with the Adirondack Phantoms among
the all-time leaders in several categories. In
his third season of professional hockey out of
Colorado College, Testwuide is 4th all-time in
games played for the Adirondack Phantoms (161),
3rd all-time in career goals (32), 6th in career
assists (38) and points (70), and 10th in penalty
Testwuide has two goals in 19 games this season.
He led all Adirondack rookies in 2010-11 with
18 goals and finished 3rd on the team overall.
His 39 points that season were 4th on the team.
One of Mike Testwuide's career highlights came
on April 1, 2011 in the Glens Falls Civic Center
when he recorded his first professional hat trick
during a wild 9-5 victory over the Albany Devils.
After completing the hat trick, he slammed and
leaped into the end-boards and then was showered
with promotional green foam-fingers by the fans.
Testwuide scored an overtime game-winning goal
against the Albany Devils in the team's traditional
New Year's Eve game on December 31, 2011 and drew
even more attention when he went into his Tim
Tebow Pose on the ice as part of his celebration.
Andrew Johnston is a rookie
from Saskatoon, Sask. who has played in 29 games
with Adirondack scoring 2 goals and 3 assists.
He had an earlier stint with the Trenton Titans
this year in which he played in 8 games and scored
1 goal. Last year with Humbolt of the SJHL he
scored 29 goals in helping lead the Broncos to
a league championship.
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