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Phantoms Sign Kyle Bushee to PTO

March 20, 2014

The Adirondack Phantoms have announced they have signed defenseman Kyle Bushee to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO). The ECHL veteran of seven seasons is in his second season with the Elmira (NY) Jackals. Bushee will wear #21 with the Phantoms.

Kyle Bushee, 28, is a product of Canisius College who is joining the roster of his eighth different AHL team. He just completed a quick stint with Rochester in which he played no games and earlier this season played a couple games with the Utica Comets. Bushee has a career total of 19 games in the AHL from 2010-11 to 2013-14 seeing game-action with Utica, Binghamton, Norfolk, St. John's, Manitoba and Portland. He has one goal in his AHL career (with St. John's in 2011-12) and two assists as well as 12 penalty minutes.

Bushee has been a steady presence in the ECHL with the Elmira Jackals, Wheeling Nailers, Johnstown Chiefs and Cincinnati Cyclones with a career total of 392 games in the league scoring 36 goals and 111 assists for 147 points. This season is Bushee's second year with Elmira where he has played in 56 games scoring 6-18-24. Last year, he set a career-highs with nine goals and 32 points with Elmira. For the three seasons before that, Kyle Bushee was one of the most popular players on the Wheeling Nailers patrolling the blueline there from 2009-10 through 2011-12 playing a total of 183 games for the West Virginia based team.

The Phantoms return to action Friday night at the Utica Comets and then will play at home on Saturday and Sunday against the Hartford Wolf Pack and Syracuse Crunch. Saturday night is Firefighters Appreciation Day featuring a Charity Game at 1:30 between the MacBosston Local group of firefighters against the FDNY. The Phantoms will tangle with the Wolf Pack after that at 7:00. Then Sunday's game at 5:00 is another Sunday Family FunDay including a postgame open-skate with the players. purchase your Sunday Family FunPacks for only $43 to receive 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs, 3 sodas, 1 large popcorn and 1 program. Make it a 4-pack for another $15 to receive another ticket, hot dog and soda. Call the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.


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/Hazmat1 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.






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