The Philadelphia Phantoms on Sunday today acquired left wing Jon Sim on loan from the Utah Grizzlies. In exchange, the Phantoms loaned veteran center Peter White to Utah.
Sim has recorded four points (2g, 2a) and 12 penalty minutes in 10 games with the Grizzlies this season. The 27-year-old spent all of last season in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins, combining for 18 points (8g, 10a) and 33 PIM in 63 games.
A third-round selection in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, Sim has compiled 36 points (18g, 18a) and 90 PIM in 158 career NHL games with the Stars, Nashville Predators, Kings and Penguins. He was MVP of the 2003 AHL All-Star Game, and has tallied 39 goals and 39 assists for 78 points in 83 games, all with Utah.
“Jon Sim is a hard-nosed player who will provide a lot of quickness and tenacity to the lineup,” said Phantoms general manager Bob Clarke. “We’d like to thank Peter White for his years of service to the Flyers organization. He has been a great scorer and true leader and we wish him the best.”
White, who had eight points (2g, 6a) in 10 games this season, departs as the Phantoms’ all-time leader in points, goals, assists, games played, power-play goals, game-winning goals and plus/minus.
In 677 career AHL games with Philadelphia, Norfolk, St. John’s and Cape Breton, White has recorded 238 goals and 508 assists for 746 points. He is a three-time AHL scoring champion (1995, 1997, 1998), a three-time AHL All-Star (1997, 1998, 1999) and a two-time Calder Cup champion (1993, 1998).
The Phantoms then took the ice on Sunday evening and extended its winning streak to 10 games, a new franchise record, with a 3-2 overtime win over Norfolk at the Wachovia Spectrum.
Ben Stafford scored the winning goal for the Phantoms at the 2:41 mark of overtime, after the Admirals had erased two one-goal deficits during regulation.
Stafford and R.J. Umberger had a goal and an assist each for Philadelphia, and Wade Skolney added two assists. Antero Niittymaki made 22 saves to improve his record to 7-2-0.
Craig Anderson made 24 saves but suffered his first loss in nine decisions this season (7-1-1).
Elsewhere on Sunday:
Bruno Gervais scored twice and Jim Campbell netted the winner at 3:30 of overtime, as Bridgeport defeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 3-2… Yanick Lehoux picked up a pair of goals as Manchester beat Springfield, 6-1… Andy Hilbert scored and Hannu Toivonen made 37 saves in Providence’s 1-0 win over Hartford… Christoph Schubert scored his second goal of the game 1:22 into overtime as Binghamton defeated Syracuse, 4-3… Raffi Torres scored twice for Edmonton in a 6-4 win at Houston.