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Dennis Seidenberg Accepts Qualifying Offer

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has accepted the club's qualifying offer, according to General Manager Bob Clarke. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Seidenberg, 24, recorded 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points and 47 penalty minutes in 79 regular season games for the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, this past season. He posted 10 points (2G,8A) in 18 playoff games as the Phantoms won the Calder Cup Championship. He was also a member of the German National Team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

The 6'0", 200-pound defenseman split the 2003-04 season between the Flyers and the Phantoms. He was scoreless in five regular season games for the Flyers and registered seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points and 31 penalty minutes in 33 games for the Phantoms. He missed 25 games recovering from a broken left leg, which he injured in practice on January 15, 2004.

In two seasons with the Flyers (2002-03 and 2003-04), Seidenberg has recorded four goals and nine assists for 13 points and 22 penalty minutes in 63 career NHL games. He was originally drafted by the Flyers in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

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