The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced today that they have agreed to a two-year contract with goaltender Alex Lyon.
Lyon, a six-foot-one-inch netminder out of Baudette, Minnesota, recently completed his second professional season. Over the course of those two seasons, Lyon has played in 74 games for the Phantoms and has an overall record of 43-22-4 with a 2.74 goals-against average and a 0.912 save percentage at the AHL level.
During the 2017-18 season, the Yale product appeared in 11 games for the Flyers and made a total of seven starts in which he posted a 4-2-1 mark to go along with a 2.75 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. Lyon earned his first NHL win on February 18, 2018, against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Lyon most recently posted a 6-5 record with a 1.99 GAA and a 0.944 save percentage during the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs where he backstopped the team to the Eastern Conference Finals. That run featured a 94-save performance in the now longest game in AHL history where Lehigh Valley triumphed over the Charlotte Checkers in five overtime periods.
Hockey returns to PPL Center with the fourth annual Flyers in the Valley preseason game on September 21, 2018 when the Philadelphia Flyers tangle with the New York Islanders. Starting at just $18 for group tickets and $22.50 for single game buyers, tickets for the Flyers preseason showdown are on sale to the general public at PPLCenter.com or at the QNB Box Office at PPL Center located at the corner of Seventh and Hamilton.
The fifth season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey excitement is coming soon! 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).