Transactions: Phantoms Recall Comrie & Knapp From Reading

Lehigh Valley Tussles with Norfolk Tonight at PPL Center

December 27, 2014

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have recalled defenseman Adam Comrie and goaltender Connor Knapp from loan to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. A 24-year-old blueliner from Ashburn, Virginia, Comrie registered seven goals, seven assists and 14 points in 21 games with the Royals this season. Meanwhile, Knapp, a 24-year-old netminder from York, New York, compiled a 7-5 record to go along with a 3.32 goals-against average and .893 save percentage in 14 appearances with Reading this year.

comrie 14 11-29 v grn 01Comrie will wear number 27 for Lehigh Valley while Knapp will wear number 34. The Phantoms are back in action tonight as the team returns to PPL Center for a 7:05 PM showdown with the Norfolk Admirals. Tonight’s contest features a post-game photograph session where fans will be invited down onto the ice following the game to get pictures with their favorite Phantoms players. A limited number of standing room-only tickets remain for tonight’s East Division clash and are available now at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton), by calling 610-347-TIXX or online at

A third-round selection (80th overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Comrie spent last season with the Worcester Sharks where he amassed three goals and 19 points in 56 games. In the midst of his fifth professional season, the 6’4″ 219-pound defender has compiled six goals, 33 assists and 39 points in 124 career AHL games between Worcester and the Rochester Americans. Meanwhile, in 107 career ECHL tilts, Comrie has compiled 39 goals, 37 assists and 76 points between Reading, the Cincinnati Cyclones and the Greenville Road Warriors.

Elmira Jackals vs. Reading Royals, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Santander Arena, Reading, PAA sixth-round selection (164th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Knapp spent time with five different clubs last season including Buffalo of the NHL, Rochester of the AHL as well as Greenville, the Florida Everblades and Alaska Aces of the ECHL. In 67 professional appearances, the 6’5″, 221-pound goaltender has produced a 24-33-6 overall record.

Check it out! Group outings are a fun and affordable way to enjoy all the excitement of Phantoms hockey. For more information on group rates and fan experiences at PPL Center call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL (4625)!

Upcoming Home Games:

Saturday, December 27, 2014 Norfolk Admirals vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Post-Game Photographs with Phantoms Players!)

Friday, January 16, 2015, Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM

Saturday, January 17, 2015, Binghamton Senators Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Legends Night! Bobby Clarke, one of hockey’s greatest legends and the architect of the Phantoms 1998 and 2005 Calder Cup championship teams, will be at the game! FREE Collector’s Edition Poster for all fans!)

In their 19th season of operation, the Phantoms are currently in the midst of 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 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 18 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).