Pat Maroon finally breathed a sigh of relief yesterday. His pro career will continue in the Anaheim organization.
More than 3 weeks after being sent home from the Phantoms because of "behavioral" and "attitude" issues, Maroon was traded. The Flyers sent him and forward David Laliberte to Anaheim for former Flyer Danny Syvret and prospect Rob Bordson.
"I am looking forward to putting this behind me," said Maroon, a forward. "I don't have any hard feelings. I'm excited for a fresh, new start."
Maroon led the Phantoms in scoring before being dismissed. He spent the last 3 weeks training in New Hampshire. Laliberte scored three goals in 11 games with the Flyers last season.
Syvret, 25, played in 21 games for the Flyers last year. He scored the team's only goal in their overtime loss to Boston in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
"We're comfortable with Danny," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "We know him. He brings depth to our organization. He has a good relationship with [Phantoms coach] John Paddock. He'll help our power play down there. And then obviously if we have injuries, he's a guy that can come up and help."
Bordson, 22, netted 40 points in 40 games with the University of Minnesota-Duluth last season. The Flyers actually tried to lure the free agent to Philadelphia before he chose Anaheim.