Phantoms Open Second Regular Season at PPL Center on Saturday, October 10
August 21, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce that defenseman Logan Pyett and forward Geoff Walker have signed one-year AHL contracts for the upcoming 2015-2016 season.
A 5’10”, 200-pound blueliner from Regina, Saskatchewan, Pyett split time last season with the Vladivostok Admiral (21 games, 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points) and Cherepovets Severstal (32 games, 1 goal, 7 assists, 8 points) of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
A seventh-round selection (212th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Pyett boasts 362 career AHL games on his professional resume during which he’s amassed 30 goals, 102 assists, 132 points and 180 penalty minutes. His most productive AHL campaign was his most recent stint in the league when he recorded 39 points (7 goals, 32 assists) over 74 games with the Connecticut Whale (now Hartford Wolf Pack, AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers) during the 2012-13 season.
Before kick starting his professional career, Pyett spent four seasons with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 2004 to 2008 where he compiled 49 goals, 137 assists, 186 points and 294 penalty minutes in 273 games. During that time, he was a member of Team Canada that claimed the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
Meanwhile, a 6’3″, 225-pound forward from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Walker split last season between the Ontario Reign (35 games, 12 goals, 14 assists, 26 points, 31 penalty minutes) and Missouri Mavericks (25 games, 6 goals, 11 assists, 17 points, 20 penalty minutes) of the ECHL.
A 27-year-old winger, he boasts 269 career AHL games on his professional resume during which he’s compiled 45 goals, 71 assists, 116 points and 382 penalty minutes. Most recently, Walker appeared in 43 games with the Syracuse Crunch during the 2013-14 campaign where he registered six goals, two assists, eight points and 56 penalty minutes.
His most prolific AHL season came with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during the 2011-12 campaign when he finished third among all Penguins with 18 goals and fourth on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s roster with 44 total points. During that season, Walker was teammates with Colin McDonald who signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers in early July.
This will be Walker’s fifth AHL club in eight professional seasons after spending time with the Manchester Monarchs (2009-10), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (2010-12), Lake Erie Monsters (2012-13), and Syracuse (2013-14).
He has also appeared in 160 career ECHL contests between Ontario (2008-10, 2014-15), the Florida Everblades (2013-14), and Missouri (2014-15) where he’s amassed 52 goals, 71 assists, 123 points, and 111 penalty minutes.
Check it out! Reserve your season tickets now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. The Phantoms kick off the regular season to their second campaign at PPL Center on Saturday, October 10th! For more information on how to reserve your seat at PPL Center to the hottest ticket in town call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL (4625)!