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Matt Read is off to Sweden

Oct 5, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

Matt Read Getty Images

Another member of the Flyers is off to Europe for the lockout.

ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun reports Matt Read will take his speedy talents to Sweden and play forĀ Sodertalje during the lockout. Read’s agent Neil Sheehy confirmed the signing.

Read burst onto the scene last season as an undrafted forward out of Bemidji State College scoring 24 goals and adding 23 assists for Philadelphia. Read was able to do his damage playing just over 17 minutes a game and giving the Flyers tremendous depth help.

Read joins a growing list of Flyers players abroad but by going to Sweden he’s taking a different route as Wayne Simmonds, Danny Briere, and Claude Giroux all landed in Germany.

  1. qauzaq - Oct 5, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    I’m sick of reading about players running away to Europe. It’s just depressing…

  2. 81redneck - Oct 5, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    I guess this site is now going to list every single player that bolts across the ocean, whether or not they are all stars, minor leaguers , or one hit wonders like this guy matt read

    • valoisvipers - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      Maybe you should watch some other sport, as you don’t know Jack about hockey or Matt Read.

  3. broadstbully33 - Oct 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    one hit wonder? i guess u haven’t seen him play, dont you have to watch cars go in circles redneck

  4. 81redneck - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    1975 …forever

  5. 81redneck - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    the guy plays one year and you make him out to be an all star, flyers fans crack me up

  6. 81redneck - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    I will watch NASCAR a stable, more popular sport that wont ever have a lockout broad’s panties.

    • grillmarks - Oct 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      Sport?

  7. broadstbully33 - Oct 5, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Sport?

  8. 81redneck - Oct 5, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Yeah…. sport. One that will always be more popular then Hockey, heck even in Can-Uh-Duh I’m sure it’s more popular at this point.

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