It was reported earlier that Phantoms’ defender Danny Syvret would take the place of injured defenseman Ryan Parent, tonight versus the New York Rangers. But that won’t be the case. The Flyers have went the unconventional route and signed 6-foot-4, 220 lbs. defenseman David Sloane out of Colgate University to a try out contract. Sloane will take the place of Parent tonight as the Flyers face the Rangers in a crucial end of the season match up. What a welcome to professional hockey.
“I just want to keep it simple and play my game,” said Sloane. “I want to get the butterflies out early, which I am sure there will be plenty of.”
Sloane played four years at Colgate and had 10 goals and 13 assists, with 100 penalty minutes. He was born in Philadelphia and is a native of Ambler, Pennsylvania. Because of the injury emergency call-up rules, Sloane is available to play for the Flyers in a 24-hour period after signing. He will wear number 40.