November 5, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Pink in the Rink Presented by American Cancer Society Tonight at PPL Center
Lehigh Valley, PA - The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have returned on loan defenseman Will O'Neill to Lehigh Valley.
Photo courtesy JustSports Photography. A 29-year-old blueliner from Salem, Massachusetts, O'Neill is in the midst of his sixth professional season and was recalled by the Flyers this past Tuesday before making his NHL debut on Thursday, November 2 as part of Philadelphia's 2-0 win at the St. Louis Blues. The 6'1", 205-pound blueliner has tallied one goal, two assists and three points in nine games with the Phantoms this season and has compiled 35 goals, 156 assists and 191 total points across 346 career AHL outings.
A seventh-round selection (#210 overall) by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, O'Neill signed a two-year, two-way contract with Philadelphia on July 1, 2016.
The Phantoms are back in action at PPL Center tonight when they welcome the Toronto Marlies for the first and only time this season to downtown Allentown for a 5:05 p.m. clash. Tonight's game is Pink in the Rink presented by the American Cancer Society with a Pink Flashlight Giveaway to the first 6,500 fans in attendance. A limited number of tickets remain for tonight's game and can be purchased online .
Reserve your season tickets and group outings for the 2017-2018 season of Phantoms hockey. For more information on how to reserve your seat at PPL Center to the hottest ticket in town, call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL !
The Phantoms are coming off an incredibly successful third campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center in which the team posted its highest win total (48) and highest standings point total (101) in more than a decade. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum in Philadelphia before re-locating to Glens Falls, New York in 2009 where the team spent the next five seasons as the Adirondack Phantoms. A new era of Phantoms hockey began in the fall of 2014 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms began play at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Through 21 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms have qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs 11 times and have captured two Calder Cup Championships (1998, 2005), two Conference Championships (1998, 2005), two Regular Season Titles (1996-97, 1997-98) and four Division Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2003-04).
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Transaction: D Will O'Neill Returned on Loan to Phantoms