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Mark Alt | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Minnesota
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Mark Alt is likely to be called up either Friday night or Saturday.
The Flyers need an extra defenseman now that Andrew MacDonald has joined Braydon Coburn and Kimmo Timonen on the sidelines. However, Alt is staying in the minors for now so that he can get into the Lehigh Valley Phantoms' game Friday night. Oct 24 - 1:01 PM

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Mark Alt (concussion) participated in a training camp session on Friday.

Alt was kept off the ice Thursday so that he could undergo testing. He's projected to start the 2013-14 campaign in the AHL.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Mark Alt (concussion) wasn't on the ice Thursday for Philadelphia's training camp.

He was busy receiving testing for the concussion he suffered in Monday's rookie game against Washington. He dressed in six games with AHL Adirondack last season following a three-year stint with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. When he recovers it's likely he'll resume playing in the minors.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Philadelphia prospect, defenseman Mark Alt is the son of former All-Pro offensive tackle John Alt.

Alt wanted to follow his father into the NFL but realized he had a better chance in hockey. "As I got older, I just realized I wanted to be professional in something," Alt said. "And obviously I leaned toward hockey and that's what I followed. I had more opportunity in hockey and it was something I felt I was better at. I just liked it more. I just like the flow of the game, and football is more structured. . . . In football, my dad pushed and my family pushed, and hockey I just did on my own. "I felt I had a better future in hockey." Alt joined the Flyers last season after his junior season with the University of Minnesota and had a goal and an assist in six games with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms. He needs more time in the minors but he has good size at 6'3 and is a good puck handler as well as a good skater.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 07:54:00 AM

Mark Alt has inked an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Alt had seven assists and 20 penalty minutes in 39 games with the University of Minnesota this season. The Flyers originally acquired Alt's rights from the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 13. "Alt is 6-3, he can skate, he's playing in a good program on a good team," Holmgren said at the time. "We've liked him. He's a good young prospect."
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Scott Laughton
3Sean Couturier
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Chris VandeVelde
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Rob Zepp