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Transaction: Forward Connor Bunnaman Added to Phantoms

April 24, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Lehigh Valley Phantoms News Release

Lehigh Valley, PA - The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce that forward Connor Bunnaman has been added to the team's roster. A fourth-round selection (#109 overall) by Philadelphia in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Bunnaman signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers last Friday.

Photo courtesy Getty Images. A 19-year-old center from Guelph, Ontario, Bunnaman spent the last three seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he compiled 63 goals, 42 assists and 105 points across 199 total games. He is coming off a year in which he paced all Kitchener skaters in goals (37) and finished third on the club's roster in scoring (52 points).

In a separate transaction, Philadelphia has reassigned defenseman Reece Willcox from the Phantoms to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. A 23-year-old blueliner from Surrey, British Columbia, Willcox has spent time this season both with Lehigh Valley (48 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points) and Reading (5 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points).

The Phantoms continue their division semifinals series with the rival Hershey Bears this Wednesday, April 26 with Game 3 set for a 7:00 p.m. start time at Giant Center in Hershey. The Bears currently lead the best-of-five series 2-0.

Phantoms fans are encouraged to head to Chickie's & Pete's at PPL Center this Wednesday evening for an Official Phantoms Playoff Watch Party featuring giveaways and food/drink specials.

Playoff strips, flex packs, group tickets and single-game tickets for the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs are all available now. Call 610-224-GOAL [4625] or visit

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The Phantoms are coming off their 20th Anniversary Season and are in the midst of their third campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. 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 20 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms 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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