According to the team's website, the Phantoms have signed veteran goalie Brian Boucher to a contract. No terms were released.
“Brian is a good goalie who will add depth to the organization and solidify our goaltending situation,” said GM Paul Holmgren in making the announcement. Boucher is a decent insurance policy should Antero Niittymaki or Martin Biron falter or get injured this season.
Boucher burst on the scene with a magnificent playoff run in 2000 for the Flyers, but got buried behind Roman Cechmanek by former coach Bill Barber. He was traded to Phoenix where he had highs-including setting the NHL shutout streak record-and lows. Last year he played solidly for Chicago and Columbus.
Edit: After a quick Check of stats and some video clips. I stand corrected on Boucher. He really had some poor games last year to go along with the four or five very good ones I saw.
The Flyers also signed last year's first round pick, winger Claude Giroux, to an entry level contract.
Giroux is seen as a future top line winger by the Flyers, and they're excited to get him in the system.