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Phantoms Sign Former Boston University Standout Jack Baker to AHL Contract

Friday, August 9, 2002

By Al Cohen
Philadelphia Phantoms Correspondent

The Philadelphia Phantoms today announced the signing of right wing Jack Baker to an American Hockey League contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Baker, 22, joins the Phantoms after a solid four-year career at Boston University, where he totaled 43 goals and 48 assists in 137 games. As a senior last season, he ranked second on the team in points (28), goals (15) and shots (99), and tied for first in game-winning goals (3). Baker received the Friends Albert Sidd Award as the Terriers' Unsung Hero, and helped B.U. finish second in Hockey East, win the Beanpot Tournament and reach the NCAA Tournament. A native of Boston, Baker signed an amateur tryout contract with the Syracuse Crunch on March 29 and appeared in two AHL games at the end of the 2001-02 season. Philadelphia had previously signed centers Eric Betournay and Ben Stafford to AHL deals. All three players are currently participating in the Flyers' mini-camp for prospects and free agents at the Sovereign Bank Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J.

The Phantoms will open the 2002-03 season on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:05 p.m., when they host the Rochester Americans at the First Union Spectrum. The team is now accepting payments and deposits for 2002-03 season ticket plans. Call the Phantoms sales staff for more information at 215-465-4522.

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