Philadelphia Has Recalled Phil Varone

Varone has played four games with the Flyers

December 20, 2018

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have announced today that they have recalled forward Phil Varone from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Varone, 28, has played in four games for Philadelphia this season, including his Flyers debut on December 9, 2018 against the Winnipeg Jets. This marks his second NHL recall of the season.

A native of Vaughn, Ontario, Varone is currently in the midst of his eighth professional campaign in which he has amassed 11 goals and 17 assists for a total of 28 points in 22 games with the Phantoms.  Varone ranks ninth in the AHL in points, producing at a rate of 1.27 per game, and is second on the Phantoms in goals, assists, points, and power-play goals with five.

With a total of 70 points (23G, 47A) during the 2017-18 season, the most by a Phantoms player in the last 14 years, Varone captured the Les Cunningham Award as AHL MVP and finished second in the league’s point race. He has totaled 34 goals, 64 assists and 98 points in 96 games with Lehigh Valley.

Originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the 5-foot-10-inch center has appeared in 54 NHL contests — between the Buffalo Sabres (42), Ottawa Senators (8), and Philadelphia Flyers (4) — in which he tallied five goals and five assists for 10 points.