Phantoms Home Opener for 2016-17 Season Set for Saturday, October 15
September 1, 2016
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce that forward Corban Knight has been signed to an AHL contract.
A 6’2″, 195-pound center from Oliver, British Columbia, Knight split time last season between the Florida Panthers (20 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points) and Florida’s AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates (33 games, 4 goals, 7 assists, 11 points).
A fifth-round selection (#135 overall) by the Panthers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he’s appeared in 29 career NHL games between Florida and the Calgary Flames during which he’s compiled 3 goals, 5 assists and 8 points. Entering his fourth professional campaign, Knight has also appeared in 161 career AHL games (Portland, San Antonio Rampage, Adirondack Flames, Abbottsford Heat) where he’s produced 38 goals, 53 assists, 91 points and 78 penalty minutes.
Before starting his professional career, Knight completed a four-year career at the University of North Dakota where, under current Flyers’ head coach Dave Hakstol, he compiled 52 goals, 94 assists and 146 points across 161 games with the Fighting Sioux. Following his senior season, Knight was a top-ten finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in American college hockey and won the Jeff Anderson Scholarship Award as North Dakota’s most valuable player.
RISE UP! Another thrilling season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center is right around the corner with the home opener to the 2016-2017 regular season set for Saturday, October 15. Reserve your season tickets and group outings for the 2016-2017 season of Phantoms hockey today. 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 !
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The Phantoms are thrilled to host the 2017 Capital BlueCross AHL All-Star Classic at PPL Center January 28-30. The Capital BlueCross AHL All-Star Classic weekend includes a Phan Fest during the day on Saturday, January 28 and a Tailgate Party that evening, followed by the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 29 and the 2017 AHL All-Star Game on Monday, January 30. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event. Packages starting at just $67 for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic weekend are on sale now and include admission to Saturday’s Phan Fest & Tailgate Party, Sunday’s AHL All-Star Skills Competition and Monday’s All-Star Game. To purchase tickets, please visit www.phantomshockey.com or www.pplcenter.com.
The Phantoms are coming off their 20th Anniversary Season and second campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art 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).