Flyers have announced that they have recalled
defenseman Oliver Lauridsen from the Adirondack
Phantoms, according to club GM Paul Holmgren.
He will be available for Philadelphia's next game
against the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.
This is Lauridsen's first recall to the NHL. The
6-foot-6, 220-pound d-man has appeared in 59 game
for the Phantoms this season, his second with
Adirondack, posting a goal and five assists for
six points and 77 penalty minutes.
A native of Gentofte, Denmark, Lauridsen was
the Flyers' seventh round pick (196th overall)
in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He spent three seasons
at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota of
"Ollie" spent last year, his rookie
season, with the Phantoms where he played in 65
games scoring 3-4-7 with 85 penalty minutes. He
is also nicknamed "The Great Dane" which
coincides with his twitter handle @greatdane25
Lauridsen joined Adirondack at the end of the
2010-11 season out of college and in just his
second professional game on March 22, 2011 was
involved in his first pro fight against Zack FitzGerald
of the Charlotte Checkers (now teammates with
Lauridsen with Adirondack).
Phantoms fans have been seeing a lot of up-and-coming
NHL talent in Glens Falls. Oliver Lauridsen becomes
the 11th player to be called up from the Adirondack
Phantoms to Philadelphia this season. The list
includes Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo,
Eric Wellwood, Tye McGinn, Andreas Lilja, Erik
Gustafsson, Brian Boucher, Harry Zolnierczyk,
Michael Leighton and Oliver Lauridsen.
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