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
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
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
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.
Get great savings with the Phantoms when you purchase
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I'm In! We need 1,756 season ticket holders for
this season to help prove the viability of Glens
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Keep it up, fans! To join the "I'm In"
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