Flyers ink former Gophers D Alt

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Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren confirmed on Sunday morning that the club inked defenseman Mark Alt to an entry-level contract.

He’ll be on an amateur tryout deal for the remainder of this season with the Adirondack Phantoms, and his pro contract is set to kick in next season.

“It has been an honor to play for the Gophers for the last three years,” said Alt to “I want to thank the fans, my teammates and coaches for making it such a great experience. I will forever cherish my days in the Maroon and Gold.”

Alt, who was dealt to the Flyers in mid-January in the deal that also grabbed Brian Boucher back from the Carolina Hurricanes, finished his junior season with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The 21-year-old native of the Twin Cities totaled seven assists in 39 games, as the Gophers were eliminated in their first NCAA tournament contest in the West Regional by Yale in a 3-2 overtime thriller.

In three collegiate seasons, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Alt compiled seven goals and 39 points in 127 appearances.