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Phantoms Bring Back Veteran Jonathan Sim

The Phantoms have been slowly bringing back familiar names and faces to their organization in hopes to rekindle some successful hockey in Upstate New York.

They did so by bringing back 35-year-old AHL and NHL veteran Jonathan Sim. Sim signed a professional tryout contract with the Phantoms.

The Phantoms recently brought back a handful of former Phantoms -- Brian Boucher, David Laliberte, Scott Munroe and Danny Syvret. 

Sim spent the last two seasons playing in Europe with teams in the Czech League and the German DEL. He started out this year in the AHL, playing in 22 games with the San Antonio Rampage scoring six goals and seven assists before being acquired by Adirondack.

Sim has played 469 games in the NHL, scoring 75 goals in the process. He played 39 games for the Flyers in the 2005-06 season where he scored seven goals and added seven assists before being traded to Florida where he had 10 goals and eight assists.

Sim was a part of the Phantoms Calder Cup winning team in the 2004-05 season, scoring 35 goals and adding 26 assists.

Sim was nostalgic of that season as well.

"You know it's funny, I was out there for practice and I saw the 04-05 (championship banner) and it brings back a lot of memories," Sim said. "I'm grateful to the organization to give me another chance here and I'm hoping I can live up to the expectations."

Both of the Phantoms' assistant coaches were members of that team. Riley Cote played with Sim and Kjell Samuelsson was an assistant coach.