According to Andrew Weiss, the Flyers have signed University of Minnesota defenseman Mark Alt.
Alt (21) was acquired in the Brian Boucher trade during Flyers training camp. The junior had seven assists in 39 games this season. He had five goals and 17 assists the season before.
Hockey's Future ranks him the second best defensive prospect in the Flyers system with a seven rating and a C probability of success.
Here's a scouting report on the 6' 4" 201 pound defenseman from HF: Alt was a two-sport star in high school, as he led Cretin-Derham to a state title as a quarterback in football. The son of former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Alt, he was entertaining offers to play football in college until late in the spring, when he committed to playing hockey at the University of Minnesota. Like his father, Alt is a tall man but despite his height is a fluid skater who has good speed and agility. Having not yet played at a higher level of hockey, he is still raw in terms of tactical play and positioning but is a strong two-way player according to scouts who've seen him play.