Flyers Sign RW Colin McDonald to Multi-Year Extension

Phantoms Captain With 11 Goals, 21 Points This Season

February 27, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have signed RW Colin McDonald to a multi-year extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

JustSports PhotographyLehigh Valley’s captain this season, McDonald has recorded 11 goals, 10 assists and 21 points in 33 games with the Phantoms this year entering tonight’s showdown with the Utica Comets at PPL Center. He was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 31, 2016 after an astounding six goals, four assists, 10 points and plus-five rating in just four games, which included the third hat trick in Lehigh Valley Phantoms history as part of a five-point night in a 6-3 win over the Binghamton Senators on January 27.

A 6’2″, 220-pound winger, McDonald was a second-round selection (51st overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and has compiled 19 goals, 26 assists and 45 points in 145 career NHL outings during time with the Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders and Flyers. He appeared in five games with Philadelphia earlier this season and produced one goal and seven penalty minutes.

With standings points in four straight games (2-0-2) and 10 of their last 14 outings overall, the red-hot Phantoms are in action this evening at PPL Center against the Utica Comets, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.

RISE UP! Reserve your season tickets and groups now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. 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)!

Upcoming Home Games:

Friday, March 4, 2016, WB/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(“20 Years of Phantoms” Night. Commemorative Poster Giveaway 4 of 4.)

Sunday, March 20, 2016, Portland Pirates vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Post-Game Autographs with Phantoms Players.)

In the midst of their 20th season of operation, the Phantoms are coming off their Inaugural Season as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms playing at the brand-new PPL Center. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum in Philadelphia before re-locating to Glens Falls, New York in 2009 where the team spent the next five seasons as the Adirondack Phantoms. A new era of Phantoms hockey began in the fall of 2014 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms began play at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Through 19 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms have captured two Calder Cup Championships (1998, 2005), two Conference Championships (1998, 2005), two Regular Season Titles (1996-97, 1997-98) and four Division Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2003-04).