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Avalanche Claims Alt From Flyers

The defenseman has played in nine NHL games

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has claimed defenseman Mark Alt on waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Alt, 26, has split the 2017-18 season between the Flyers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He has skated in eight games for Philadelphia (0g/0a) and 23 games for Lehigh Valley (5g/5a). The 6-foot-4, 201-pound defenseman has appeared nine career NHL games with the Flyers, eight this year and one contest in 2014-15.

Selected by Carolina in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Alt was traded to the Flyers on Jan. 13, 2013. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Alt played three seasons at the University of Minnesota before turning pro in 2012-13. He has spent the majority of the last four seasons with the Flyers' AHL affiliates.

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