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02-18-2011, 08:40 AM
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NCAA Free Agent Stephane Da Costa (update: signed with Ottawa)

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...om_France.html

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Just a few days after trading away their first- and third-round picks in this summer's draft for Kris Versteeg, the Flyers are already focusing their attention elsewhere to re-stock the farm system's cupboard.

Paul Holmgren confirmed to the Daily News that the Flyers are courting Merrimack College forward Stephane Da Costa in an attempt to get him to leave college after two seasons.

Da Costa, a 21-year-old native of Paris, has 81 points in 61 games at the NCAA level. Boston and Nashville are two of the other teams with reported interest.

"I think we're one of a lot of teams that would like to have him," Holmgren said. "It's a different avenue. We've traded a lot of draft picks over the last few years. Whether we had draft picks or not, it's a fertile ground to follow."

When Holmgren has his sights set on a player, he usually doesn't disappoint. Last year, Holmgren targeted five undrafted free agents in college - Ben Holmstrom, Mike Testwuide, Erik Gustafsson, Andrew Rowe and Casey Wellman - and Wellman was the only player to not sign an entry-level deal with the Flyers.


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