Late last night, the report from Bob McKenzie from TSN of Canada was that the Flyers signed free agent forward Kyle Flanagan from St. Lawrence to an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of this season and a one-year deal for 2013-14.
He is expected to report to Adirondack of the AHL by Friday at the latest.
Flanagan, a native of the university town of Canton, New York, finished his senior season with 15 goals and 47 points in 32 games. His 47 points placed second on the club to junior phenom Greg Carey, who leads the country with 28 goals and is second in the nation with 51 points.
The 24-year-old completed his full four-year university course with 46 goals and 101 assists over 134 games in four seasons with the Saints of the ECAC.
At 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, Flanagan is clearly a work in progress. Though not on the immediate radar of our own Jared Abbott, if the organization is finally waking up towards thinking about sacrificing bulk for skill, this is a step in the right direction.
As of Wednesday, Flanagan’s 47 points would place him at the top of the Phantoms’ scoring list — nine points better than current leader Jason Akeson, and his 15 scores also beats Akeson’s present number by two.