Anisimov Joins on PTO

Veteran Center Has Played 771 NHL Games

November 15, 2022

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced that veteran forward Artem Anisimov has joined on an AHL professional tryout (PTO).

Anisimov, 34, has played in 771 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Columbus, Chicago and Ottawa over a 13-year career in which he has scored 180 goals with 196 assists for 376 career points. He scored 20 or more goals in season four times between 2013-14 through 2017-18.

He joined the Flyers on a professional tryout during training camp but broken bone in his foot from a blocked shot in a preseason game on September 24 against the Boston Bruins has kept him out of action since.

Anisimov has not played in the AHL since the 2008-09 season with the Hartford Wolf Pack when he finished fourth in the league with 37 goals and fifth in points with 81.

Last year, he played in 27 games with Yarolavl Lokomotiv in the KHL scoring 8-11-19 in 27 games.


The Phantoms open a four-game road swing on Friday night taking on the first-place Providence Bruins. Lehigh Valley’s next home game is Saturday, November 26 against the Rochester Americans featuring a Postgame Skate with the Phantoms players.

Saturday, November 26 (7:05) vs. Rochester Americans – Postgame Skate with Phantoms Players

Wednesday, November 30 (7:05) vs. Hershey Bears – Military Appreciation Night Presented by Netizen

Saturday, December 10 (7:05) vs. Charlotte Checkers – Phantoms Hat Giveaway Presented by Service Electric

Saturday, December 17 (7:05) vs. Providence Bruins – Teddy Bear Toss Presented by Big Woody’s