Newly signed Ryan joins Phantoms

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed left wing Michael Ryan to a one-year contract. Ryan has been assigned to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

Ryan, 30, attended the Flyers’ 2010 training camp on a tryout basis. The native of Boston, Mass., has appeared in six games this season for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, where he recorded a goal and two assists for three points.

A second-round selection (32nd overall) of the Dallas Stars in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Ryan has appeared in 83 NHL games for the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes. He has seven goals and eight assists to his credit in his NHL career.

Ryan has also appeared in 259 American Hockey League games in his professional career, including four seasons with the Rochester Americans, two with the Albany River Rats and then this season with Springfield. In that time, he has scored 82 goals and added 85 assists for 167 points. He was an AHL All-Star with Albany in 2009.