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Flyers acquire Ramholt, send Greentree to Flames

The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms, announced that they have acquired defenseman Tim Ramholt from the Calgary Flames, parent club of the AHL’s Quad City Flames, in exchange for left wing Kyle Greentree.

Greentree, 24, led the Phantoms in goals (24) and finished third in points (48) in 72 games during the 2007-08 season, his first as a professional. In 12 Calder Cup Playoff games, he had one goal and three assists for four points and 11 penalty minutes. He was also scoreless in two regular-season games with the Flyers.

After three years at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the 6-3, 212-pound Greentree was signed by the Flyers as a free agent on Mar. 15, 2007. He tallied two goals in eight games with the Phantoms at the end of the 2006-07 season.

Ramholt, 23, recorded four goals and 20 assists for 24 points and 73 penalty minutes in 77 regular season games for Quad City this past season. He made his NHL debut for Calgary on Nov. 29, 2007, and went scoreless in a 4-1 loss to Anaheim.

A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Ramholt posted six goals and 30 assists for 36 points and 134 penalty minutes in 144 career AHL games with Quad City and Omaha over the past two seasons.

Ramholt was originally drafted by Calgary in the second round (39th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.