2016-17 Season In Review

By The Numbers:

Wins = 48 (2nd AHL, most since 2004-05)
Standings Points = 101 (T-2nd AHL, most since 2004-05)
Home Wins = 23
Road Wins = 25 (1st AHL)
Goals = 260 (1st AHL)
Power Play = 20.7% (T-5th AHL)
Penalty Kill = 84.0% (T-5th AHL)
Points Leader = T.J. Brennan, 60 (T-1st AHL Defensemen, T-8th Overall)
Goals Leader = Greg Carey, 28 (most by Phantoms player since Jon Matsumoto, 2009-10)
Assists Leader = Andy Miele, 44 (7th AHL, most by a Phantoms player since Erik Gustafsson, 2010-11)


*The Phantoms qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 11th time in franchise history and the first time since arriving in the Lehigh Valley.

*The Phantoms claimed an AHL-best 8 come-from-behind wins this season when trailing entering the 3rd period.

*Phantoms fans produced 16 standing room-only sellouts this season and have now generated 62 regular season capacity crowds since PPL Center opened in the Fall of 2014.

*While enjoying his 11th professional season, Chris Conner produced a career-high 22 goals this year.

*T.J. Brennan was named to the AHL First All-Star Team for the third time in his professional career. He was also named to the AHL All-Star Classic for the fourth time.

*First-year defenseman Travis Sanheim finished sixth among AHL rookie blueliners in scoring this season with 37 points.

*Brennan and Sanheim were the only two Phantoms to appear in all 76 regular season games this year.

*First-year goaltender Alex Lyon finished tied for fourth among AHL netminders with 27 wins this season.

*Taylor Leier captured MVP honors at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic played right here at PPL Center.

NHL Firsts:

NHL Debut: Samuel Morin, 4/3/17; Robert Hagg, 4/9/17

First NHL Goal: Taylor Leier, 12/17/16

First NHL Win: Anthony Stolarz, 11/27/16

First NHL Shutout: Anthony Stolarz, 12/11/16

Hat Tricks:

January 25, 2017 – Danick Martel, 7-2 W vs. Binghamton

February 19, 2017 – T.J. Brennan, 7-4 W @ Utica

April 2, 2017 – Chris Conner, 4-2 W @ Hershey