Phantoms Sign F Dalton Smith to PTO

Phantoms Return to PPL Center This Friday, Saturday

February 22, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have signed forward Dalton Smith to a PTO (professional try-out).

Tampa Bay Lightning v Nashville PredatorsA 23-year-old winger from Oshawa, Ontario, Smith recorded one goal and 24 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Providence Bruins earlier this season. In the midst of his fourth professional campaign, the 6’2″, 215-pound forward has amassed 21 goals, 18 assists, 39 points and 381 penalty minutes across 215 career AHL games in time with the Springfield Falcons, Syracuse Crunch and Providence.

A second-round selection (34th overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Smith spent four seasons with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before starting his professional career. During that time, he compiled 50 goals, 55 assists, 105 points and 328 penalty minutes in 196 games.

The Phantoms return to action at PPL Center with a pair of games this weekend. First, on Friday, February 26, the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, invade downtown Allentown. Then, on Saturday, February 27, it’s meLVin’s Birthday Bash when the Utica Comets, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, come to PPL Center for a 7:05 p.m. tilt. A limited number of tickets remain for both highly-anticipated showdowns so be sure to secure yours now at, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or in person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center [701 Hamilton Street].

RISE UP! Reserve your season tickets and groups now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. 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)!

Upcoming Home Games:

Friday, February 26, 2016, Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, February 27, 2016, Utica Comets vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(meLVin’s Birthday Bash.)

In the midst of their 20th season of operation, the Phantoms are coming off 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).