Attard Re-Signs After All-Star Campaign with Phantoms
July 5, 2023
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Ronnie Attard to a two-year, two-way/one-way contract and also signed defenseman Victor Mete to a one-year, two-way contract, according to General Manager Daniel Briere.
Attard, 24, collected 32 points (12-20=32) in 68 games with Lehigh Valley during the 2022-23 season. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound native of White Lake, Mich., led Phantoms defensemen and ranked seventh among rookie AHL blueliners in scoring. He ranked tied for first among AHL rookies in goals and was second in shots (158). Attard joined Tyson Foerster in representing the Phantoms at the AHL All-Star Classic in Laval, Quebec and also joined Team USA at the IIHF World Championships in Finalnd in May where he scored one goal in four games played.
The right-shot blueliner also appeared in two games with Philadelphia, April 4-6. He owns four points (2-2=4) and eight PIM in 17 career games with the Flyers in parts of two seasons (2021-23). He skated in three seasons with Western Michigan University of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and tallied 70 points (27-43=70) in 91 contests (2019-22). Attard was selected by Philadelphia in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft.
Mete, 25, split the 2022-23 season between the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Marlies (AHL). The 5-foot-9, 187-pound native of Woodbridge, Ontario, tallied two assists in 11 games with the Maple Leafs and recorded 14 PIM in six contests with the Marlies. The left-shot blueliner owns 45 points (5-40=45) and 46 PIM in 247 career NHL games in parts of six seasons (2017-23) with Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. He registered career highs in games played (51), goals (4), assists (7) and points (11) during the 2019-20 campaign with the Canadiens. Mete totaled 105 points (30-75=105) in 176 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in three seasons (2014-17). He was selected by Montreal in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.
The NHL returns to PPL Center with the second annual Rookie Series in September. The Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers in a renewal of their great rivalry as the team’s top prospects square off for a pair of games in the Lehigh Valley.
Tickets for the Rookie Series are available at PPLCenter.com
Friday, September 15 (7:05 p.m.) – Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers
Saturday, September 16 (5:05 p.m.) – Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers