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Phantoms and Flyers Sign Five

July 3, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Adirondack Phantoms News Release

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed Cullen Eddy, Mike Testwuide and Danny Syvret to contracts. Eddy and Testwuide have played with the Phantoms in each of the last two years while Syvret rejoins the Flyers organization where he played from 2008-11.

Also, Garrett Roe and Zack Fitzgerald have signed AHL contracts with the Adirondack Phantoms.

Garrett Roe returns to the Phantoms following a successful rookie campaign in which the Vienna, Va. resident played in 72 games scoring eight goals and 32 assists. He finished second on the team in assists trailing only Jason Akeson. Roe is 24 years old and was a seventh round selection of the Los Angeles Kings in 2008. He came to the Phantoms from St. Cloud State (Minn.) where he scored 45 goals and 113 assists for 158 points in his four-year collegiate career in the WCHA with the Huskies.

Zack Fitzgerald is well known as one of the toughest customers in the AHL having racked up 200 or more penalty minutes in each of the last four seasons. In 2009-10, he played nearby with the Albany River Rats where he led the league in PIM's with 311. He led the league again this past season with 268 penalty minutes playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs. He has scored 10 goals and 37 assists for 47 points in 373 in his AHL career with began in 2005-06 with Peoria. The 27 year old from Twin Harbors, Minn. was a third round selection of the St. Louis Blues in 2003.

Cullen Eddy was named as the Adirondack Phantoms Man of the year in 2011-12 for his efforts in the community and his popularity and friendliness with the fans. The Hidden Valley, Penn. native has played each of the last two seasons with the Phantoms.

Eddy is a 23 year old defenseman out of Mercyhurst College. In the last two seasons with Adirondack, he has played in 101 games scoring five goals and 20 assists while accumulating 150 penalty minutes. In 2011-12 he played in 54 games scoring two goals and 13 assists. Eddy has also played in 31 games in the ECHL with Greenville, S.C. the past two seasons including 15 games last year where he scored four goals and 14 points before joining the Phantoms in November.

Mike Testwuide returns to the Flyers organization for his third season. The 26-year-old wing from Vail, Colo. has spent all of the past two campaigns with Adirondack. He scored 12 goals and 17 assists in 66 games last year with the Phantoms. He racked up 18 goals and 21 assists in his rookie campaign in 2010-11 to lead all Phantoms rookies while playing in 76 games. He is a former captain of the Colorado College Tigers he he scored 21 goals and 31 points during his senior campaign in 2009-10.

Danny Syvret played with the Peoria (Ill.) Rivermen in the AHL last year, the top affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. Syvret scored seven goals and 35 assists for 42 points in 75 games with Peoria. He finished fifth among AHL defensemen in total assists and was also 10th in points for all league blue-liners. The third-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 2005 has played in 59 career NHL games with Edmonton, Anaheim and Philadelphia scoring three goals and four assists.

Syvret played in 51 games with Adirondack in his most recent season in Glens Falls in 2010-11 after coming back via a trade with the Anaheim Ducks organization. The 26 year old from Millgrove, Ont. racked up 10 goals and 26 assists with the Phantoms that year and also played in four games with Philadelphia. He has played in 142 career games in three seasons with the Phantoms from 2008-09 through 2010-11. With the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2008-09, Syvret was second in the AHL in both assists and points for defensemen with 45 helpers and 57 total points.

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