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ADIRONDACK ALUMNI SHINE IN PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 27th
ADIRONDACK ALUMNI SHINE IN PLAYOFFS

Six Adirondack Flames alumni played a part in Calgary's 4-2 series victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Led by energetic winger Michael Ferland, who became a fan favorite at the Glens Falls Civic Center in his 32 games played here, the city of Glens Falls certainly had its presence felt in Western Canada during the postseason.

#79 Michael Ferland: 6GP - 2G - 2A - 4PTS - +5

Ferland was one of two Adirondack alumni to appear in all six games and the bruising winger was tied for fifth amongst all Calgary scorers with four points. Ferlund made his presence known throughout the NHL community with an aggressive and effective playing style that culminated in a team high 40 hits, which ranks second in the NHL during the first round of the playoffs, behind only Matt Martin (NYI). Ferlund collected 15 points (7-8-15) in 32 AHL games this season, including a scorching hot nine points (4-5-9) in nine October games which led to his first NHL recall.

#86 Josh Jooris: 6GP - 0G - 0A - 0PTS - -1

Jooris was the other former Adirondack Flame, along with Ferland, to have appeared in all six games during the opening round. Jooris was third amongst all Calgary forward in shorthanded time-on-ice, as the Union College product skated a total of 10:20 with his team a man short. Jooris also collected two shots and four penalty minutes throughout the series. Jooris was in Adirondack only briefly this season, having played the season's first two games with the team before rhis recall.

#26 Tyler Wotherspoon: 4GP - 0G - 0A - 0PTS - 0

Wotherspoon led former Flames on the blueline with four games played throughout the series, as the defenseman appearerd in Games three through six. Wotherspoon, who played in just one regular season game with Calgary in 2014-15, collected two shots on net in his four games spent on the third defensive pairing with David Schlemko. Wotherspoon finished second amongst Adirondack blueliners this season with 22 assists, 24 points and 61 games played.

#60 Markus Granlund: 2GP - 0G - 0A - 0PTS - 0

Granlund was in the Calgary lineup during games one and two, including the Flames' Game 1 victory. Like Jooris, Granlund was a key member of the penalty kill, as he averaged 1:42 of penalty killing time in his two games, fourth amongst all Flame forwards. The Finland native, who also collected two shots on goal, was one of Adirondack's most prolific offensive players when he was with the team. Granlund collected 17 points (9-8-17) over 21 games played, a .81 points-per-game clip, which led the team.

#28 Corey Potter: 2GP - 0G - 0A - 0PTS - -1

Potter split the series on the third pairing with Wotherspoon, as the Michigan native, like Granlund, played Games 1 and 2, in which he was held scoreless. Potter was held scoreless in his two games with a -1 rating and one shot on goal. Potter routinely played against the top opposing forward when he was with Adirondack and also chipped in with 10 assists in 25 games played. Potter's +10 rating ended the season as the leading mark amongst all Adirondack players.

Winger Sven Baertschi also appeared in the series, on the other side of the ice. Baertschi was traded by Calgary to Vancouver at the NHL trade deadline and the Switzerland native was scoreless in two games for the Canucks. Baertschi collected 25 points (8-17-25) in 36 games with Adirondack.

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