Monday, February 25, 2013

Testwuide on the move to Calgary

Adirondack Phantoms forward Mike Testwuide, a Colorado-born, promising 26-year-old winger, has been swapped to Calgary for center Mitch Wahl. Wahl is currently playing for the Abbotsford Heat and will be assigned to Adirondack shortly.

"I love this organization and they gave me a great opportunity and they started my career and I can't thank them enough," Testwuide said to Glens Falls beat writers on Monday.

Testwuide totaled just two goals in 19 games for the Flyers' AHL affiliate this season, and has been hampered by a concussion and its after-effects. He has been signed to a one-year deal worth $525,000 in the Summer and was due to be a restricted free agent following the completion of the season.

He had 29 points in 66 games for the Phantoms a year ago after four successful years for Colorado College of the WCHA. In two-plus seasons in the Philadelphia system, he compiled 32 goals and 70 points over 151 appearances.

Wahl is 23 years old, from Seal Beach, CA, and has split time between the Heat and Utah of the ECHL this season, combining for 20 goals and 61 points in 51 games. He was a minus-15 for the Grizzlies.

"(Wahl) has put up some pretty good numbers, certainly in his junior career he put up very good numbers.Sometimes change is good for everybody," Murray said to the Post Star. "Obviously we feel there's a good player coming this way and certainly we know there's a good person and a good player going to Calgary." 

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