PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday that they have signed defensemen Cullen Eddy and Danny Syvret and forward Mike Testwuide to contracts.
General Manager Paul Holmgren said Eddy, 23, signed with the Flyers after playing the last two seasons under an American Hockey League contract with the Flyers' AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms. The 6-foot-tall, 195-pound Hidden Valley, Pa. native split both seasons between the Phantoms and their ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
Eddy recorded two goals and 13 assists for 15 points along with 130 PIM in 54 games with the Phantoms last season and appeared in 101 Phantoms games over the last two seasons, scoring five goals and adding 20 assists for 25 points. Eddy was also named the team's winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year Award for his outstanding contributions to the Glens Falls community during the 2011-2012 season.
Syvret returns for a third tour of duty with the Flyers organization after posting seven goals and 35 assists for 42 points in 75 games last season for the Peoria Rivermen, the AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound native of Millgrove, Ontario, first joined the Flyers in a June 2008 trade from Edmonton and split the next two seasons between the Flyers and Phantoms.
Syvret signed with Anaheim prior to the 2010-2011 season but was re-acquired by the Flyers in a November 2010 trade and once again split the season between the Flyers and Phantoms. The 27-year-old has 27 goals and 79 assists for 106 points in 142 games with the Phantoms, including a 2008-2009 season where his 57 points ranked second among all AHL defensemen. Syvret has recorded two goals and two assists in 27 games for the Flyers, including his first career NHL goal in the 2010 NHL Winter Classic in Boston.
Testwuidem, 25, originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent in March 2010 after completing his senior season at Colorado College. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Vail, Colo. Native has appeared in 142 games for the Phantoms over the last two seasons, recording 30 goals and 38 assists for 68 points.
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