Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2019-20 Player Tracker

Updated: June 6, 2019

Throughout the summer, a hockey front office staff remains hard at work trying to improve the team for next season. As soon as one playing season ends, the attention quickly turns to next year and restocking the roster to give the team the best chance to win a championship. For fans, the summer is usually spent wondering if their favorite player will be back next year or what new players will be taking the ice at PPL Center in October.

Before getting started, keep in mind AHL rosters have the potential to change constantly throughout a season. Most of the players in the ‘Signed for 2019-20’ category are signed by the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) and not specifically Lehigh Valley. They will have a chance to make the Flyers out of training camp or earn a recall at any point during the season. In addition, players can also be assigned to the Reading Royals (ECHL), European teams, or reassigned to their junior club in some cases.

Signed for 2019-20

F Connor Bunnaman (ELC)*

F Joel Farabee (ELC)*

F Morgan Frost (ELC)*

F David Kase (ELC)*

F Pascal Laberge (ELC)*

F Isaac Ratcliffe (ELC)*

F German Rubtsov (ELC)*

F Matthew Strome (ELC)*

F Maksim Sushko (ELC)*

F Carsen Twarynski (ELC)*

F Mikhail Vorobyov (ELC)*

D T.J. Brennan (NHL/AHL)

D Mark Friedman (ELC)*

D Philippe Myers (ELC)*

D David Schlemko (NHL)

D Reece Willcox (NHL/AHL)

D Yegor Zamula (ELC)*

G Alex Lyon (NHL)

G Felix Sandstrom (ELC)*

G Kirill Ustimenko (ELC)*

ELC = entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers

*Waivers exempt (Can be loaned to Lehigh Valley without clearing waivers)

Restricted Free Agents

F Nicolas Aube-Kubel

F Justin Bailey

D Jacob Graves

A restricted free agent usually means it’s up to the Flyers whether or not to bring these players back. Either the Flyers will give them a qualifying offer or they become an unrestricted free agent. (Must be qualified by June 25)

Unrestricted Free Agents

F Cole Bardreau

F Greg Carey

F Chris Conner

F Byron Froese

F Tyrell Goulbourne

F Michael Huntebrinker

F Corban Knight – Signed with Barys Astana of the KHL (Russia) on 5/28/19

F Jori Lehtera – Signed with SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL (Russia) on 6/6/19

F Colin McDonald

F Steven Swavely

F Mike Vecchione

D James De Haas

D David Drake

D Frank Hora

D Nick Luukko

D Zach Palmquist

D Philip Samuelsson

G Branden Komm

G Mike McKenna

Unrestricted free agents are free to sign with any team in the NHL, AHL or anywhere else in the world.

All contracts run through June 30, which means no NHL team other than the Flyers could sign these players before July 1. We will update this page after each transaction is announced. Stay tuned!