Phantoms Sign Fitzgerald and Knodel to AHL Contracts

July 1, 2019

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced that they have signed forward Gerry Fitzgerald and defenseman Eric Knodel to one-year AHL contracts.

Fitzgerald, 25, has spent the last season with the Iowa Wild, and posted 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points in 67 games during the 2018-19 season. He has played 83 total games with Iowa Wild, playing 16 at the end of the 2017-18 season when he turned pro after finishing four seasons at Bemidji State University.

Knodel, 29, is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania and spent last season in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones. He posted 53 points (17G, 36A) in 70 games and was a +38 rating. Knodel has played 39 games in the AHL, spending time with the Toronto Marlies, San Diego Gulls, and Rochester Americans. He was drafted in the fifth round (#128) of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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