Pavel Padakin Signed to AHL Contract for 2015-2016

Phantoms Open Second Season at PPL Center on Saturday, October 10

July 6, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce that forward Pavel Padakin has signed an AHL contract for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. A 6’0″, 205-pound winger from Kiev, Ukraine, Padakin spent the majority of last season with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he finished tied for second on the team with 26 goals and tied for third on the squad with 54 total points. While with Regina, he played under former Phantoms head coach John Paddock.

Kootenay Ice v Calgary HitmenBefore joining the Pats, Padakin spent two seasons with the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) where he compiled 50 goals, 43 assists, 93 points and 144 penalty minutes over 136 games.

Padakin will be among 33 players participating in the Flyers 2015 Development Camp this Tuesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 12 at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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).