Lacznyski Named AHL Player of the Week

Second Phantom to Receive the Honor This Season

November 20, 2023

The American Hockey League announced today that Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Tanner Laczynski has been selected as the Howies Hockey Tape/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 19, 2023.

Laczynski scored three goals and recorded two assists for five points in two games last week. He becomes the second Phantom this season to win the honor joining Olle Lycksell who was named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 22, 2023. He is the seventh Lehigh Valley Phantom all-time to receive the honor and is the 22nd in Phantoms’ franchise history since the beginning of the Philadelphia Phantoms in 1996.

It is also the first time for two different Lehigh Valley Phantoms players to receive the honor in the same season.

Lehigh Valley opened a three-game Canadian road trip in Laval on Friday night and Laczynski had a hand in all three Phantoms goals, scoring a power-play marker and chipping in two assists to help his club to a 3-2 victory over the Rocket. Then on Saturday evening, Laczynski scored twice more to pace the Phantoms’ offense in an 8-1 win at Belleville.


Laczynski now has four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 13 games with Lehigh Valley this season, putting him one point off the team scoring lead. The fourth-year pro from Minooka, Ill., has totaled 18 goals and 25 assists in 57 career AHL contests, along with two goals and two assists in 38 National Hockey League games with the Philadelphia Flyers. Laczynski, a sixth-round choice by the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft, was an All-American at Ohio State University and won a gold medal with the United States at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

This is also the second time in franchise history for three different Phantoms to receive AHL Player of the Week honors in the same calendar year. Cooper Marody was named on March 13, 2023. The Philadelphia Phantoms won it three times in 2001 (Tomas Divisek, Neil Little, Mark Greig).


Phantoms to win AHL Player of the Week:

Lehigh Valley Phantoms (7)

Tanner Laczynski – Nov 20, 2023
Olle Lycksell – Oct 23, 2023
Cooper Marody – Mar 13, 2023
Max Willman – Feb 28, 2021
Colin McDonald – Jan 31, 2016
Nick Cousins – Mar 15, 2015
Scott Laughton – Oct 19, 2014 (Scored First Goal at PPL Center)

Adirondack Phantoms (2)

Cal Heeter – Jan 15, 2014
Brian Stewart – January 2, 2011

Philadelphia Phantoms (13)

David Laliberte – Apr 5, 2009
Jared Ross – Jan 18, 2009
Ryan Potulny – Nov 11, 2007
Kirby Law – Apr 4, 2004
Antero Niitymaki – Nov 16, 2003
Mark Greig – Oct 7, 2001
Neil Little – Mar 4, 2001
Tomas Divisek – Feb 18, 2001
Peter White – Jan 9, 2000
Mike Maneluk (2nd) – Dec 19, 1999
Richard Park – Nov 29, 1998
Mike Maneluk – Mar 29, 1998
Vaclav Prospal – Nov 10, 1996