Olle Lycksell Named AHL Player of the Week

Receives Honor Following Massive Five-Goal Weekend

October 23, 2023

The American Hockey League has announced that Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Olle Lycksell has been selected as the Howies Hockey/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 22, 2023.

Lycksell scored five goals over three games in a span of less than 48 hours over the weekend, including the game-winning goal in each of the Phantoms’ two victories.

On Friday evening in Springfield, Lycksell scored his first three goals of the season – one in each period – to secure the first hat trick of his AHL career and lead Lehigh Valley to a 5-2 victory. He scored the Phantoms’ only goal in a 5-1 loss at Hartford on Saturday, and converted on the power play for the third time on the weekend to send the Phantoms to a 3-2 home win over Springfield on Sunday.

Lycksell is now tied for the AHL lead in goals (5), power-play goals (3) and game-winners (2). In 2022-23, his first season of play in North America, Lycksell notched 14 goals and 31 assists for 45 points in 53 games for Lehigh Valley – good for second on the team in scoring – and also tallied one assist in eight National Hockey League games with the Philadelphia Flyers.

A 24-year-old native of Oskarshamn, Sweden, Lycksell played five seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, totaling 95 points in 221 games. He was a sixth-round selection by the Flyers in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Lycksell becomes the sixth player in Lehigh Valley history to win AHL Player of the Week and the first since Cooper Marody received the honor last season. He joins Marody, Max Willman, Colin McDonald, Nick Cousins and Scott Laughton in the exclusive list. Lycksell also becomes the 21st player all-time in franchise history to win the award.



Phantoms to win AHL Player of the Week:

Lehigh Valley Phantoms (6)

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