Forward Petr Straka Traded to New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers Receive Conditional 7th Round Pick

November 12, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have traded forward Petr Straka to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional seventh round selection in either the 2017 or 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Straka 3.28.15A 24-year-old forward from Plzen, Czech Republic, Straka is in the midst of his fourth professional season and is coming off a year in midst he established new career highs in both goals (19) and points (37). In 192 career games with the Phantoms, the 6’1″, 185-pound winger amassed 42 goals, 46 assists and 88 total points.

Winners of four straight games, the Phantoms are back in action tonight as they welcome the Toronto Marlies to PPL Center for the first and only time this season.

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The Phantoms are thrilled to host the 2017 Capital BlueCross AHL All-Star Classic at PPL Center January 28-30. The Capital BlueCross AHL All-Star Classic weekend includes a Phan Fest during the day on Saturday, January 28 and a Tailgate Party that evening, followed by the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 29 and the 2017 AHL All-Star Game on Monday, January 30. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event. Packages starting at just $67 for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic weekend are on sale now and include admission to Saturday’s Phan Fest & Tailgate Party, Sunday’s AHL All-Star Skills Competition and Monday’s All-Star Game. To purchase tickets, please visit or

The Phantoms are coming off their 20th Anniversary Season and second 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).