Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flyers sign Powe, 3 others

The Flyers have re-signed restricted free agent forward Darroll Powe  to a one-year contract.

In addition, the Flyers have also signed defenseman Dan Jancevski and forwards Matt Clackson  and David Laliberte.

Powe, 25, recorded 15 points (9G,6A) and 54 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games this past season, his second season with the Flyers and in the National Hockey League. Powe also had one assist and six penalty minutes in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He led the Flyers and ranked third among all players in the playoffs in hits (65) to help the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Final.

In his two seasons with the Flyers, Powe has registered 26 points (15G,11A) and 89 penalty minutes in 123 regular season games and four points (1G,3A) and 13 penalty minutes in 29 postseason games.

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Powe was originally signed as a free agent by the Flyers on May 24, 2007 after spending the previous four years at Princeton University.

Laliberte, 24, recorded 46 points (18G,28A) in 66 games with the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate this past season. He finished tied for second on the Phantoms in points (46), third in goals (18) and fourth in assists (28). He also had three points (2G,1A) in 11 games with the Flyers after he made his NHL debut on Oct. 31 vs. Carolina Hurricanes, where he recorded a goal and an assist. He also appeared in one Stanley Cup Playoff game with the Flyers last season.

A native of St-Liboire, Quebec, Laliberte was originally selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Clackson, 25, spent the entire 2009-10 season with Adirondack, where he posted six points (2G,4A) and 174 penalty minutes in 60 games with the Phantoms. Over the course of two full seasons in the AHL with the Phantoms, he has recorded 15 points (5G,10A) and 437 penalty minutes in 140 regular season games. He has led the Phantoms the past two seasons in penalty minutes: 2009-10 (174) and 2008-09 (263).

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Clackson was originally selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (215th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Jancevski, 29, appeared in 78 regular season games with the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars’ AHL affiliate, where he recorded 23 points (3G,20A) and 71 penalty minutes. He also posted 12 points (1G,11A) and 20 penalty minutes in 24 Calder Cup Playoff games, helping the Stars reach the Calder Cup Finals in their first season in the AHL.

The 6’3’’, 222-pound defenseman has appeared in nine NHL games, going scoreless, with the Dallas Stars (2005-06, 2007-08 to 2008-09) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2007-08).

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Jancevski was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (66th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

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