The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they
have recalled forward Chris VandeVelde (Van-duh-Vell-dee)
from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms,
according to general manager Paul Holmgren. VandeVelde
will be available for Philadelphia's upcoming
game on Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils.
began the season on an AHL contract with the Phantoms
but was later signed to a one-year NHL contract
by the Flyers on December 12. He has played in
17 games for the Flyers this season from December
8 through January 30, recording one assist and
averaging 7:57 of time-on-ice. He has been back
with the Phantoms since January 31.
The 26-year-old forward out of the University
of North Dakota has appeared in 39 games with
Adirondack this season scoring nine goals and
14 assists for 23 points. He spent his first three
seasons of professional hockey from 2010-13 in
the Edmonton Oilers organization appearing in
28 games in the NHL scoring one goal. On his NHL
career, VandeVelde has played in a total of 45
games scoring one goal and three assists.
He also played in 192 games for the Oklahoma City
Barons scoring 24-36-60. His AHL numbers in 233
career games have seen him score 35 goals and
48 assists for 83 points.
VandeVelde's only career NHL goal came on March
25, 2012 against current Flyers goalie Steve Mason
who was with Columbus at the time.
The Phantoms continue their stretch of road games
this weekend traveling on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday to Hartford, Hershey and Bridgeport. Adirondack's
next home games are Saturday, March 22 and Sunday
March 23 at 5:00. The March 22 game is Firefighters
Appreciation Night and the March 23 game is a
Sunday Family FunDay featuring a postgame skate
with the Phantoms players. Call the Phantoms for
tickets and Sunday Family Fun-Packs at 518-480-3355.
Friday, March 14 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Hartford Wolf Pack
Saturday, March 15 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Hershey Bears
Sunday, March 16 (3:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Tuesday, March 18 (7:00) - Phantoms
Power Hour Radio Show at Recovery Sports Grill.
With special guests Rob Bordson and Cullen Eddy
Friday, March 21 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Utica Comets
Saturday, March 22 (7:00) - Hartford
Wolf Pack at Adirondack Phantoms - Firefighters
Appreciation Night. MacBoston vs. FDNY Charity
Game at 1:30
Sunday, March 23 (5:00) - Syracuse
Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms - Postgame
Skate with the Players! Sunday Family FunDay for
only $43 to receive 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs, 3 sodas,
1 large popcorn and 1 program
Saturday, March 29 (7:00) - Springfield
Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms - Community
Recognition Night offering a unique opportunity
to raise awareness and funds for your organization.
Fan Appreciation Night as we thank you fans for
your wonderful support and give away a CRAZY amount
of great prizes!
25 Terrific Seasons
Glens Falls is celebrating its 25th season
hosting an AHL team and in so doing now joins
an elite group of just 9 other active markets
who can make such a claim. It's a great hockey
tradition with an old-school feel that began with
the Adirondack Red Wings in 1979. In their 20-year
tenure at the Glens Falls Civic Center through
1999, the Red Wings won four Calder Cups. The
Adirondack Phantoms began play in Glens Falls
in 2009-10 and are in their fifth season bringing
exciting AHL action to the North Country.