TSN.ca with CP files
7/27/2005 3:47:51 PM
Less than a week after cutting part of their past, the Philadelphia Flyers have agreed tp terms with two players who they believe are their future.
The Flyers and forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards agreed to terms on Wednesday.
"It's huge news for us," Flyers coach Hitch told Comcast. "They're important players for us and getting them done is a good feeling."
Carter, who was named to the all-star team at the world junior tournament, tallied 74 points in 55 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, scoring 34 goals.
Richards, who was captain of the Canadian junior team that won a gold medal in January, recorded 58 points with 22 goals for the Kitchener Rangers last season.
Carter, from London, Ont., and Richards, from Kenora, Ont., indicated their willingness to be part of the Flyers' organization this spring by signing temporary contracts with the Flyers' farm team, the Philadelphia Phantoms, after their junior seasons ended. They helped the Phantoms win an AHL championship.
Carter was the AHL's leading scorer in the post-season with 12 goals and 11 assists in 21 games.
Carter was the 11th overall pick in the 2003 draft, while Richards was taken 24th in the same year