The Philadelphia Flyers have announced they have
signed defenseman Robert Hägg to an entry-level
contract, according to Flyers general manager
Paul Holmgren. It was also announced that he is
being assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms on an
Amateur Tryout Contract for the remainder of the
2013-14 regular season.
just 19 years old, will be playing his first ever
games in North America whenever he makes his Phantoms'
debut. He is expected to arrive in Glens Falls
later this week. The 6-2, 204-lb defenseman was
selected by the Flyers in the second round (#41
overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
He appeared in 50 games for MODO of the Swedish
Hockey League scoring 1-5-6 with 47 penalty minutes.
Hägg also played for Sweden in the World
Junior Championships, helping lead the team to
a silver medal.
"He's a good all-around player," Paul
Holmgren said about Hägg. "Strong and
physically well-developed. (We're looking at him
as) a steady two-way guy. I think his ability
to move the puck is exceptional. And I think his
ability to play defense is exceptional. Playing
over there (in Europe) vs. playing over here,
the reaction time has got to get better because
of the smaller ice-surface. So the number of games
he can get in with the Phantoms I think is real
crucial and key for his development."
Interview with Robert Hagg at 2013 NHL Draft
The Phantoms return to action on Wednesday night
at Springfield Falcons. Adirondack's next home
game is on Saturday against Springfield on Fan
Appreciation Night with hundreds upon hundreds
of prizes to be given away! Call the Phantoms
for tickets in advance to save: 518-480-3355.
Wednesday, March 26 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Springfield Falcons
Friday, March 28 (7:00) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Saturday, March 29 (7:00) - Springfield
Falcons at Adirondack Phantoms - Fan
Appreciation Night as we thank you fans for your
wonderful support and give away a CRAZY amount
of great prizes!
Friday, April 4 (7:00) - Norfolk Admirals at
Saturday, April 5 (7:00) - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
at Adirondack Phantoms
Sunday, April 6 (3:00) - Albany Devils at Adirondack
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.