Flyers ink forward Raduns, defenseman Curry

raduns1_200.jpgThe Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms, have signed free agent forward Nate Raduns to a one-year contract and free agent defenseman Sean Curry to a two-year deal.

Raduns, 24, registered 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points and 42 penalty minutes in 56 regular-season games for the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League in the 2007-08 season, his first as a professional. His 12 goals tied for the Worcester team lead among rookies.

A native of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Raduns (right) played four seasons for St. Cloud State of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) prior to joining the pro ranks. He recorded 19 goals and 31 assists for 50 points and 175 penalty minutes in 143 games for St. Cloud State.
Curry (left), 26, registered 13 goals and 25 assists for 38 points and 139 penalty minutes in 72 regular-season games for the AHL’s Providence Bruins this past season. He led all Bruins defensemen in goals (13) and was second overall on the team in penalty minutes (139). His 13 goals, 25 assists and 38 points were all new career highs for a single season.

The Burnsville, Minn., native added four assists in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Bruins this year, and he finished second on the team during the 2007 postseason with 11 points (2-9-11) in 13 games.

Originally drafted by Carolina in 2001, Curry has recorded 25 goals and 54 assists for 79 points and 636 penalty minutes in 378 career regular-season AHL games for Lowell and Providence.