With less than two weeks until the Flyers open their 2009-10 training camp, the team has announced the official roster with one curious addition.
Along with many of the regulars assumed to show up, the Flyers have added 29-year old, 6’2, 220 lbs., forward Mark Bell to a pro try-out. Not unlike what the Flyers did with Jim Dowd and Bryan Berard last season, Bell is different, simply because he actually stands a chance to make the team.
Another big, tough (potential) 20-30 goal scorer in the Flyers’ midst? It’s very possible. Bell was a solid player before alcohol problems sidelined his career. He spent most of the 2008-09 season struggling between Toronto and the Rangers.
Among some interesting prospect invites are 2009 draft selections, David Lebrecque, Eric Wellwood and goalie Adam Morrison.
The full list
Forwards – Arron Asham, Josh Beaulieu, Mark Bell, Rob Bellamy, Danny Briere, Dan Carcillo, Jeff Carter, Matt Clackson, Riley Cote, Ryan Dingle, Simon Gagne, Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, Jon Kalinski, Lukas Kaspar, Garrett Klotz, Krystofer Kolanos,David Labrecque, David Laliberte, Ian Laperriere, Patrick Maroon, Jon Matsumoto,Andreas Nodl, Darroll Powe, Mika Pyorala, Mike Richards, Zac Rinaldo, Jared Ross, Tomas Sinisalo, Mike Thomas, Jason Ward, James van Riemsdyk.
Defensemen – Oskars Bartulis, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Matt Carle, Braydon Coburn,Sean Curry, Tyler Hostetter, Randy Jones, Joonas Lehtivuori, Kevin Marshall, Joey Mormina, Ryan Parent, Chris Pronger, Michael Ratchuk, David Sloane, Logan Stephenson, Danny Syvret, Kimmo Timonen, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, Eric Wellwood, Brennan Yadlowski.