Lehigh Valley Phantoms

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2017–18 AHL season
Lehigh Valley Phantoms logo.svg
City Allentown, Pennsylvania
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1996
Home arena PPL Center
Colors Black, orange, electric blue, white
                   
Owner(s) The Brooks Group (Robert and Jim Brooks)
General manager Ron Hextall
Head coach Scott Gordon
Captain Colin McDonald
Media The Morning Call
WFMZ-TV channel 69
WAEB (AM) - AM 790
WSAN - AM 1470
Affiliates Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Franchise history
1996–2009 Philadelphia Phantoms
2009–2014 Adirondack Phantoms
2014–present Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and play out of the PPL Center.[1] The Phantoms' franchise has been the top minor league affiliate for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers since the 1996–97 season.

History

In March 2011, plans were announced for the PPL Center. The arena is located in downtown Allentown taking up the entire block between 7th and 8th St. and Hamilton Blvd. and Linden St. Demolition at the arena site began in January 2012.[2] In February 2012, it was announced that the Adirondack Phantoms, a franchise that originated as the Philadelphia Phantoms, would relocate to the PPL from Glens Falls, New York. The franchise originally intended to begin play in Allentown in 2013. However, due to litigation over the construction of the PPL Center, they did not play until the 2014–15 AHL season. The purple color used since the team's inception was replaced by electric blue when the team relocated to the Lehigh Valley.[1]

The arena has been consistently full. During the 2015–16 season, the PPL Center was filled at a 97.9% capacity on average, and had 24 sellouts in the 38 Phantoms home games, including the last 13. The Phantoms finished 7th in the AHL attendance rankings with an average of 8,244 fans, surpassed only by teams who played in larger venues.[3]

Season-by-season results

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Records as of April 18, 2017.[4]

Current roster

Updated December 11, 2017.[5][6][7]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
16 Canada Aube-Kubel, NicolasNicolas Aube-Kubel RW R 21 2016 Sorel, Quebec Flyers
9 United States Bardreau, ColeCole Bardreau C R 24 2015 Fairport, New York Flyers
43 United States Brennan, T. J.T. J. Brennan (A) D L 28 2016 Moorestown, New Jersey Flyers
10 Canada Carey, GregGreg Carey LW L 27 2016 Hamilton, Ontario Flyers
39 Canada Comrie, AdamAdam Comrie (PTO) D L 27 2017 Kanata, Ontario Phantoms
22 United States Conner, ChrisChris Conner (A) RW L 33 2015 Westland, Michigan Phantoms
40 Canada de Haas, JamesJames de Haas D L 23 2017 Mississauga, Ontario Phantoms
19 Russia Fazleev, RadelRadel Fazleev LW L 21 2016 Kazan, Russia Flyers
37 Canada Friedman, MarkMark Friedman D R 21 2017 Toronto, Ontario Flyers
12 Canada Goulbourne, TyrellTyrell Goulbourne LW L 23 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Flyers
14 Canada Knight, CorbanCorban Knight (A) C R 27 2016 Oliver, British Columbia Flyers
39 United States Krushelnyski, AlexAlex Krushelnyski LW L 27 2017 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Phantoms
20 Canada Lamarche, MaximMaxim Lamarche D R 25 2013 Laval, Quebec Phantoms
28 Sweden Lindblom, OskarOskar Lindblom LW L 21 2017 Gävle, Sweden Flyers
18 Canada Martel, DanickDanick Martel LW L 23 2015 Drummondville, Quebec Flyers
13 United States McDonald, ColinColin McDonald (C) RW R 33 2015 New Haven, Connecticut Flyers
3 Canada Morin, SamuelSamuel Morin D L 22 2015 Lac-Beauport, Quebec Flyers
1 United States Muse, JohnJohn Muse G L 29 2017 East Falmouth, Massachusetts Phantoms
5 Canada Myers, PhilippePhilippe Myers D R 20 2017 Moncton, New Brunswick Flyers
8 United States O'Neill, WillWill O'Neill D L 29 2016 Salem, Massachusetts Flyers
24 Canada Read, MattMatt Read RW R 31 2017 Ilderton, Ontario Flyers
35 Canada Tokarski, DustinDustin Tokarski G L 28 2017 Humboldt, Saskatchewan Flyers
26 Canada Varone, PhilipPhilip Varone C L 27 2017 Vaughan, Ontario Flyers
21 United States Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione C R 24 2017 Saugus, Massachusetts Flyers
15 Russia Vorobyev, MikhailMikhail Vorobyev C L 20 2017 Salavat, Russia Flyers
44 Canada Willcox, ReeceReece Willcox D R 23 2016 Surrey, British Columbia Flyers


Team records

Single season

Goals: Greg Carey, 28 (2016–17)
Assists: Andy Miele, 44 (2016–17)
Points: T. J. Brennan, 60 (2016–17)
Penalty Minutes: Jay Rosehill, 219 (2014–15)
GAA: Anthony Stolarz, 2.60 (2015–16)
SV%: Rob Zepp, .917 (2014–15)
Wins: Alex Lyon (2016–17), 27
Shutouts: Alex Lyon (2016–17), 4
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

Career

Career Goals: Taylor Leier, 34
Career Assists: Chris Conner, 73
Career Points: Taylor Leier, 117
Career Penalty Minutes: Jay Rosehill, 252
Career Goaltending Wins: Anthony Stolarz, 48
Career Shutouts: Alex Lyon, 4
Career Games: Robert Hagg & Taylor Leier, 192

Head coaches

References

  1. ^ a b Kraus, Scott; Assad, Matt (November 14, 2012). "Allentown's hockey team will be Lehigh Valley Phantoms". The Morning Call. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Phantoms' Allentown hockey arena details revealed in construction documents - Morning Call
  3. ^ Phantoms Leave Fans Optimistic For 2016-17
  4. ^ Hockeydb.com, Lehigh Valley Phantoms season statistics and records.
  5. ^ "Roster - Lehigh Valley Phantoms". Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Lehigh Valley Phantoms Roster 2017–18 Regular Season". American Hockey League. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Lehigh Valley Phantoms Transactions 2017–18 Regular Season". American Hockey League. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 

External links

  • Official website
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