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
Service_Electric Cable TV2 Sports
Affiliates Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Franchise history
1996–2009 Philadelphia Phantoms
2009–2014 Adirondack Phantoms
2014–present Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Division Championships 1 (2017–18)

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.


In March 2011, plans were announced for a new arena, the PPL Center, in the downtown area of Allentown, Pennsylvania, 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 Center in Allentown from Glens Falls, New York. The franchise originally intended to begin play in Allentown in 2013, but due to litigation over the construction of PPL Center, the team 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 seventh in the AHL attendance rankings with an average of 8,244 fans, surpassed only by teams that played in larger venues.[3]

Season-by-season results

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Records as of April 15, 2018.[4]

Current roster

Updated May 22, 2018.[5][6][7]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
16 Canada Aube-Kubel, NicolasNicolas Aube-Kubel RW R 22 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 29 2016 Moorestown, New Jersey Flyers
10 Canada Carey, GregGreg Carey LW L 28 2016 Hamilton, Ontario Flyers
22 United States Conner, ChrisChris Conner (A) RW L 34 2015 Westland, Michigan Phantoms
40 Canada de Haas, JamesJames de Haas D L 24 2017 Mississauga, Ontario Phantoms
39 United States Drake, DavidDavid Drake (ATO) D L 23 2018 Naperville, Illinois Phantoms
19 Russia Fazleev, RadelRadel Fazleev LW L 22 2016 Kazan, Russia Flyers
37 Canada Friedman, MarkMark Friedman D R 22 2017 Toronto, Ontario Flyers
23 Canada Frost, MorganMorgan Frost C L 19 2018 Aurora, Ontario Flyers
12 Canada Goulbourne, TyrellTyrell Goulbourne LW L 24 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Flyers
31 Canada Hart, CarterCarter Hart G L 19 2018 Sherwood Park, Alberta Flyers
25 United States Hora, FrankFrank Hora D R 21 2017 Cheektowaga, New York Phantoms
14 Canada Knight, CorbanCorban Knight (A) C R 27 2016 Oliver, British Columbia Flyers
36 United States Krushelnyski, AlexAlex Krushelnyski LW L 27 2017 Los Angeles, California Phantoms
29 Canada Laberge, PascalPascal Laberge C R 20 2018 Chateauguay, Quebec Flyers
20 Canada Lamarche, MaximMaxim Lamarche D R 25 2013 Laval, Quebec Phantoms
28 Sweden Lindblom, OskarOskar Lindblom LW L 21 2017 Gävle, Sweden Flyers
34 United States Lyon, AlexAlex Lyon G L 25 2016 Baudette, Minnesota 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 Injured Reserve D L 22 2015 Lac-Beauport, Quebec Flyers
1 United States Muse, JohnJohn Muse G L 29 2017 East Falmouth, Massachusetts Flyers
5 Canada Myers, PhilippePhilippe Myers D R 21 2017 Moncton, New Brunswick Flyers
8 United States O'Neill, WillWill O'Neill D L 30 2016 Salem, Massachusetts Flyers
42 Canada Ratcliffe, IsaacIsaac Ratcliffe LW L 19 2018 London, Ontario Flyers
6 Canada Sanheim, TravisTravis Sanheim D L 22 2016 Elkhorn, Manitoba Flyers
41 United States Stolarz, AnthonyAnthony Stolarz G L 24 2014 Jackson, New Jersey Flyers
11 United States Swavely, StevenSteven Swavely C R 26 2016 Reading, Pennsylvania Phantoms
35 Canada Tokarski, DustinDustin Tokarski G L 28 2017 Humboldt, Saskatchewan Flyers
24 Canada Twarynski, CarsenCarsen Twarynski (ATO) LW L 20 2018 Calgary, Alberta Phantoms
26 Canada Varone, PhilipPhilip Varone C L 27 2017 Vaughan, Ontario Flyers
21 United States Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione C R 25 2017 Saugus, Massachusetts Flyers
15 Russia Vorobyev, MikhailMikhail Vorobyev C L 21 2017 Salavat, Russia Flyers
44 Canada Willcox, ReeceReece Willcox D R 24 2016 Surrey, British Columbia Flyers

Team records

As of the 2017–18 season[8]

Single season

Goals: Greg Carey, 31 (2017–18)
Assists: Philip Varone, 47 (2017–18)
Points: Philip Varone, 70 (2017–18)
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: Dustin Tokarski (2017–18), 5
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender


Career goals: Danick Martel, 68
Career assists: Chris Conner, 93
Career points: Chris Conner, 148
Career penalty minutes: Samuel Morin, 273
Career goaltending wins: Anthony Stolarz, 48
Career shutouts: Dustin Tokarski, 5
Career games: Danick Martel, 199

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award (AHL Most Valuable Player)
Phil Varone 2017–18[9]
First All-Star Team
T.J. Brennan 2016–17[10]
Phil Varone: 2017–18[11]
Second All-Star Team
T.J. Brennan 2017–18[11]

Head coaches


  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 May 20, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Lehigh Valley Phantoms Roster 2017–18 Regular Season". American Hockey League. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Lehigh Valley Phantoms Transactions 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs". American Hockey League. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Lehigh Valley Phantoms Statistics and History". HockeyDB. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Phantoms' Varone voted AHL MVP". AHL. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  10. ^ "2016-17 AHL First, Second All-Star Teams unveiled". Retrieved 2018-05-14. 
  11. ^ a b "2017-18 AHL First, Second All-Star Teams unveiled". Retrieved 2018-05-14. 

External links

  • Official website
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