Phantoms Open Second Campaign at PPL Center on Saturday, October 10
June 24, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce that defenseman Nick Luukko has signed an AHL contract for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. A 6’2″, 205-pound blueliner from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Luukko was inked by Lehigh Valley to an amateur try-out in late March of last season and appeared in six games with the Phantoms.
Before coming to Lehigh Valley, Luukko spent four years at the University of Vermont where he compiled eight goals, 27 assists, 35 points and 72 penalty minutes in 131 games with the Catamounts. The son of former Flyers President and current Florida Panthers President Peter Luukko, he was selected by Philadelphia in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Check it out! Reserve your season tickets now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. The Phantoms kick off the regular season to their second campaign at PPL Center on Saturday, October 10th! 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)!
On the cusp of their 20th season of operation, the Phantoms recently completed 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).