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Flyers Sign Four Players

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that goaltender Jamie Storr and forwards Eric Chouinard, Pat Kavanagh and Ryan Ready have agreed to one-year contracts with the club, according to Assistant General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

"Jamie is a goaltender who has been around the league for a while," said Holmgren in making the announcement. "He gives us excellent depth at the goaltender position and we look for a strong year from him. Ryan Ready was one of our key veterans on our Phantoms team last year. We thought he deserved a shot to come back and give it a good shot to make the Flyers roster. We feel very fortunate to be able to get Eric Chouinard back and give him another chance at cracking the line-up. Pat Kavanagh is a former Flyers draft pick. He is another guy who brings depth at the forward position.

"All these guys will probably start with the Phantoms but with injuries you never know. They are all good hockey players and they all give us depth."

Storr, 29, posted a 14-27-3 record, 2.95 goals against average and .913 save percentage in 46 games for the Springfield Falcons and Utah Grizzlies of the American Hockey League during the 2003-04 season. In 10 NHL seasons with Los Angeles and Carolina, the 6-2, 200-pound goaltender has a 85-86-23 record and 2.54 goals against average in 219 regular season games.

Chouinard, 25, posted five goals and five assists for 10 points and 42 penalty minutes in 16 regular season games for Salzburg EC of the Austrian League during the 2004-05 season. In three NHL seasons with Montreal, the Flyers and Minnesota, the 6-3, 204-pound left wing has 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points and 14 penalty minutes in 89 regular season games.

Kavanagh, 26, was originally drafted by the Flyers in the second round (50th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He posted 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points and 87 penalty minutes in 80 regular season games for the Binghamton Senators of the AHL during the 2004-05 season. In three NHL seasons with Vancouver, the 6-3, 195-pound right wing has two goals and two penalty minutes in six regular season games.

Ready, 26, posted seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points and 104 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games with the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms during the 2004-05 season. The 6-2, 196-pound left wing added two goals and 11 assists for 13 points and six penalty minutes in 19 playoff games in helping lead the Phantoms to the Calder Cup.
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