Flyers Sign Phantoms’ Ford to Two-Way Deal
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By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
Renaud Lavoie, reporter for RDS.ca, announced early Wednesday morning that the Philadelphia Flyers have signed Phantoms RW Matt Ford to a two-way, $600,000 deal for the 2012-13 season.
Ford has been a consistently powerful force on the right side for the Flyers’ AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms since he was acquired in early February. So far he has 15 goals and 7 assists (22 points) through 25 games for the Phantoms. Prior to the trade, he had 10 goals and 18 assists through 39 games played with the Hershey Bears.
Ford, who hails from West Hills, California, was traded to the Flyers organization in a minor league deal between the Adirondack Phantoms and the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate Hershey Bears on 2 February 2012 in exchange for Phantoms defenseman Kevin Marshall.
The Phantoms currently sit four points out of eighth place in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. There are six games remaining until the start of the Calder Cup playoffs, should the Phantoms make it to the postseason.