Friday, December 14, 2007

Flyers recall Picard

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have recalled 6’2”, 220-pound defenseman Alexandre Picard from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren. In addition, the Flyers announced that forward Ryan Potulny was reassigned to the Phantoms.

Picard, 22, has recorded five goals and 15 assists for 20 points and six penalty minutes in 24 games for the Phantoms this season. He leads Phantoms defensemen in scoring with 20 points (tied for fourth among AHL defensemen). His 20 points are tied for third on the team and he is tied for first on the team in assists with 15.

Over parts of the last two seasons, Picard has registered three goals and 19 assists for 22 points and 21 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games for the Flyers. A native of Gatineau, Quebec, Picard was drafted by the Flyers in the third round (85th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Potulny had posted an assist in three games for the Flyers this season.

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