Phantoms Loan G Komm & D Luukko to Reading Royals
Lehigh Valley, Pa. - The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, top minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced that they have loaned goaltender Branden Komm and defenseman Nick Luukko to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
Komm, a six-foot-one-inch goaltender out of Williamsville, New York, most recently wrapped up the fourth year of his professional career with Reading after his rights were acquired in a trade with the Manchester Monarchs on February 13, 2018. The 27-year old posted a 6-2-2-0 record with a 2.06 goals-against average and a 0.936 save percentage while with the Royals. He played in a total of 29 contests at the ECHL level this past season as he produced an overall record of 14-9-4-0 to go along with a 2.60 GAA and a 0.917 save percentage during time with the Idaho Steelheads (4GP), Quad City Mallards (1GP), Manchester Monarchs (13GP) and Reading Royals (11GP).
A local product, of West Chester, Pa., Luukko spent the majority of the 2017-18 season with the Reading Royals of the ECHL where he netted five goals and recorded 16 helpers for 21 points. Luukko also appeared in a single contest for the Phantoms in 2017-18 against the Laval Rocket on December 2, bringing his AHL total to seven games played. All told, the 26-year old has played a total of 202 games at the ECHL level where he has 55 points (15G-40A) and a plus-minus rating of plus-26.
The Phantoms will begin the 2018-19 regular season against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this Saturday, October 6, at 7:05 p.m. inside of PPL Center in downtown Allentown. Very limited tickets remain for the team's fifth season opener in the Lehigh Valley, purchase yours online.
Season tickets offering a wide range of benefits as well as 20-Game and 12-Game plans are available by calling the Phantoms at 610-224-GOAL (4625).
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