Lehigh Valley Phantoms

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms season
LV Phantoms.png
CityAllentown, Pennsylvania
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceEastern Conference
DivisionEast Division
Founded2014
Home arenaPPL Center
Colors

Black, orange, electric blue, white

                   
Owner(s)The Brooks Group
General managerRon Hextall
Head coachTerry Murray
CaptainVacant
MediaThe Morning Call
WFMZ-TV channel 69
AffiliatesPhiladelphia Flyers (NHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Franchise history
1996–2009Philadelphia Phantoms
2009–2014Adirondack Phantoms
2014–presentLehigh Valley Phantoms
 
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Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms season
LV Phantoms.png
CityAllentown, Pennsylvania
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceEastern Conference
DivisionEast Division
Founded2014
Home arenaPPL Center
Colors

Black, orange, electric blue, white

                   
Owner(s)The Brooks Group
General managerRon Hextall
Head coachTerry Murray
CaptainVacant
MediaThe Morning Call
WFMZ-TV channel 69
AffiliatesPhiladelphia Flyers (NHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Franchise history
1996–2009Philadelphia Phantoms
2009–2014Adirondack Phantoms
2014–presentLehigh Valley Phantoms

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL), whose inaugural season started in the 2014–15 AHL season when the Adirondack Phantoms move from Glens Falls, New York to Allentown, Pennsylvania. The team plays in Allentown's new PPL Center.[1] The Phantoms, who began play as the Philadelphia Phantoms, have been the top minor league affiliate for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers since the 1996–97 season. The purple used since the team's inception has be replaced by electric blue.[1]

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]

Current roster[edit]


Updated December 22, 2014.[3][4]

#NatPlayerPosS/GAgeAcquiredBirthplaceContract
38CanadaAkeson, JasonJason AkesonRWR242011Orleans, OntarioFlyers
2United StatesAlt, MarkMark AltDR232013Kansas City, MissouriFlyers
25CanadaCousins, NickNick CousinsCL212011Belleville, OntarioFlyers
5CanadaDelisle, StevenSteven DelisleDR242013Levis, QuebecPhantoms
3CanadaFlemming, BrettBrett FlemmingDR232014Regina, SaskatchewanPhantoms
11CanadaFyten, AustinAustin FytenLWL232014Sundre, AlbertaPhantoms
10CanadaGordon, AndrewAndrew Gordon (A)RWR292014Halifax, Nova ScotiaFlyers
14United StatesGostisbehere, ShayneShayne Gostisbehere Injured ReserveDL212012Margate, FloridaFlyers
17United StatesGoumas, KevinKevin GoumasLWL232014Lake Worth, FloridaPhantoms
16United StatesHextall, BrettBrett HextallRWR262014Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhantoms
22CanadaJones, BlairBlair JonesCR282014Central Butte, SaskatchewanFlyers
7DenmarkLauridsen, OliverOliver LauridsenDL252009Gentofte, DenmarkFlyers
23CanadaLeier, TaylorTaylor LeierLWL202012Saskatoon, SaskatchewanFlyers
28CanadaManning, BrandonBrandon ManningDL242010Prince George, British ColumbiaFlyers
29CanadaMathers, DerekDerek MathersRWR212011Strathroy, OntarioFlyers
33CanadaOuellette, MartinMartin OuelletteGL222014Saint-Jerome, QuebecPhantoms
8SwedenPettersson, JesperJesper PetterssonDR202014Stockholm, SwedenFlyers
36CanadaPowe, DarrollDarroll Powe (A)CL292014Saskatoon, SaskatchewanPhantoms
37CanadaRosehill, JayJay RosehillLWL292013Olds, AlbertaFlyers
35United StatesStolarz, AnthonyAnthony StolarzGL202012Jackson, New JerseyFlyers
45CanadaStortini, ZackZack Stortini (A)RWR292014Elliot Lake, OntarioFlyers
24Czech RepublicStraka, PetrPetr StrakaRWL222013Plzen, Czech RepublicFlyers


References[edit]

  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. ^ "TheAHL.com - Lehigh Valley Phantoms Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Team - Lehigh Valley Phantoms". Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 

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