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Peter White Selected for Hall of Fame

September 28, 2012

For the third time in the last four seasons, a Phantoms great has been selected to the American Hockey League Hall of Fame. Phantoms franchise all-time leading scorer Peter White has received the honor for the Class of 2013.

Peter White joins fellow Phantoms John Paddock and John Stevens in the Hall. John Paddock (class of 2010) won two Calder Cups as a player and three as a coach. He has coached both the Philadelphia Phantoms and Adirondack Phantoms and is currently assistant general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. John Stevens (class of 2012) was teammates with Peter White on the 1998 Calder Cup Champion Philadelphia Phantoms team and then was White's head coach for the Phantoms beginning in 2000.

Montreal native Peter White was one of the AHL's most dangerous offensive weapons in the 90s. He starred for the Philadelphia Phantoms for seven seasons between 1996 and 2004 accumulating record after record along the way.

Nobody has suited up more times for the Phantoms or scored more goals while wearing the team's jersey than Peter White. He holds the organization's all-time records for goals (153), assists (319), points (472) and games played (431) in his amazing career.

Those are not White's only Phantoms records though. He is also the team's all-time playoff leader in goals (21), assists (31), points (52) and games (58). He set an all-time Phantoms regular season record for points in 1996-97 with 105. And then he equaled his own team record the following year. His 78 assists in 1997-98 also remain tops all-time in franchise history.

White's rookie season with the Cape Breton Oilers began slowly, but he showed improvement as the year went on and finished with 40 points in 64 games and six points in 16 playoff contests as the Oilers captured the 1993 Calder Cup title. White erupted for 70 points in 45 games with Cape Breton in 1993-94, and led the league with 69 assists and 105 points in just 65 contests in 1994-95.

White split the 1995-96 season between the Edmonton and Toronto organizations, then signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers. In his first two seasons with the Flyers' new affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, White led the league in goals (44) and points (105) in 1996-97, and then finished first in assists (78) and points (105) in 1997-98 for his third scoring title in four years. He then added 18 points in 20 playoff games as the Phantoms brought the Calder Cup to Philadelphia for the first time.

After leading the Phantoms in scoring again in 1998-99 (90 points) and a 61-point effort in 62 games in 1999-2000, White got an extended recall by the parent Flyers and was part of their run to the NHL's conference finals in 2000. White spent the next four seasons with the Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks, and continued to produce nearly a point per game in the AHL with the Phantoms and Norfolk Admirals. His final AHL action came in 2004-05, when he notched 45 points in 80 games between Philadelphia and Utah.

Among his 220 career NHL games were 104 with the Philadelphia Flyers in which he scored 10 goals and 31 points.

A Second Team AHL All-Star at center in 1995 and 1997 and a three-time participant in the AHL All-Star Classic, White sits 14th on the AHL's all-time scoring list with 783 points compiled over 747 career games, and is eighth all-time with 533 assists. He is joined by fellow AHL Hall of Famers Bill Sweeney, Bruce Boudreau and Tim Tookey as the only players to record three 100-point seasons in their careers, and White and Sweeney are the AHL's only three-time AHL scoring champions.

White will officially be honored with the rest of the Class of 2013 as part of the festivities in Providence, R.I. at the Dunkin Donuts AHL All-Star Game Classic. The ceremony will take place on Monday, January 28.

Joining White in the 2013 class are Harvey Bennett, Sr. (goaltender in the 1940s with Providence and Hershey), Ken Gernander (Connecticut Whale head coach and former Binghamton Rangers and Hartford Wolf Pack great) and Jim Morrison (Hershey Bears and Pittsburgh Hornets standout in the 1950s).

Pick up your Phantoms schedule posters! They're available now at the Adirondack Phantoms offices located downstairs inside the Glens Falls Civic Center. Also look for them around town. Pick up an extra and post it on the door or window of your area store or business. Help spread the word...Hockey Season is Coming!!

Opening Night presented by Nemer Ford is on the way! The Adirondack Phantoms opener for the 2012-13 season presented by Bud Light will be Saturday, October 13 at the Glens Falls Civic Center featuring great retro-style red jerseys that will be auctioned to the fans following the game. Magnet Schedule giveaway that night presented by Great Meadow Federal Credit Union.

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I'm In! We need 1,756 season ticket holders for this season to help prove the viability of Glens Falls as a great hockey market. The league and other teams are watching! We're already off to a great start. and are closing in for our goal. Keep it up, fans! To join the "I'm In" campaign, contribute your $50 down-payment to a season ticket for 2012-13 or ask about a 22-pack or 12-pack ticket plan. Together we can do this. Call the Adirondack Phantoms at (518) 480-3355.






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