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Flyers agree to terms with Sim

The Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday announced they have agreed to terms with forward Jon Sim.

A third-round selection in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by Dallas, Sim was acquired by the Philadelphia Phantoms on loan from the Utah Grizzlies on Nov. 14, 2004, and went on to lead the Phantoms in scoring during the regular season, finishing with 37 goals and 65 points in 73 games combined between Philadelphia and Utah.

Sim added 17 points (10g, 7a) in 21 postseason contests as the Phantoms captured the Calder Cup championship.

“(Jon) Sim played outstanding for the Phantoms last year,” said Flyers general manager Bob Clarke in making the announcement. “He is an agitator who can score. He will be one of our 13 forwards and can play either side (left or right wing) and on any line.”

A 27-year-old native of New Glasgow, N.S., Sim has played in 158 career NHL games with Dallas, Nashville, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. He has 139 points in 146 AHL matches, and was the MVP of the 2003 AHL All-Star Game in Portland.

Sim played for Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock in Dallas, winning a Stanley Cup championship in 1999.