Phantoms Sign D Rob Michel to ATO

Michel Played Four Years at the University of Maine

March 21, 2019

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced today that they have signed defenseman Rob Michel to an AHL Amateur Try-Out for the remainder of the season.

Michel, 24, has just completed his four-year career at the University of Maine. Michel served as Maine’s captain for the 2018-19 season and played in all 36 games for the Black Bears. He finished the year ranked second on team with a +12 rating and second in penalty minutes with 55.

A native of Camillus, New York, Michel played 137 games during his career at the University of Maine. He totaled 17 goals, 36 assists, and 53 points during his four-years with the Black Bears. The defenseman is a right-handed shot and stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 194 lbs.

Prior to his college career, Michel played two seasons for the Ottawa Jr. Senators in the Central Canada Hockey League from 2013-15. He appeared in 117 games and registered 85 points on 24 goals and 61 assists and was named the CCHL Defenseman of the Year during the 2014-15 after leading all defenseman in points with 53.

The Phantoms will continue their push towards the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs when they take on the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the first half of a home-and-home series on Friday, March 22, before returning home to PPL Center for the second half on Saturday, March 23, at 7:05 p.m.  Tickets for Lehigh Valley’s final home game in the month of March are still available, so secure your seats by purchasing them HERE.