Transaction: Andrew MacDonald Returned to Phantoms

Teddy Bear Toss & Post-Game Skate Tonight at PPL Center

December 12, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have returned on loan defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the Phantoms.

JustSports PhotographyA 29-year-old defender from Judique, Nova Scotia, MacDonald returns as Lehigh Valley’s highest-scoring blueliner having amassed 13 points (goal, 12 assists) through 23 games this season. In the midst of his ninth professional campaign, the 6’1″, 204-pound defender was recalled by the Flyers on Monday and played nearly 20 minutes in Philadelphia’s 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday. MacDonald has now skated in 373 career NHL games and has compiled 19 goals, 86 assists and 105 points during that time.

The Phantoms are back in action at PPL Center tonight as they welcome the Springfield Falcons for the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera City. Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears or stuffed animals to the game and throw them on the ice when the Phantoms score their first goal. All bears and stuffed animals will then be donated to Valley Youth House to be distributed to children across the Lehigh Valley. Fans are then encouraged to stick around after the game for a Post-Game Skate with Phantoms players presented by Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant. Bring your skates to the game and hit the ice with your favorite Phantoms players shortly after the conclusion of tonight’s game. Tickets for tonight’s game, along with each of the Phantoms’ 25 remaining home games, are currently available by logging on to, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or by visiting the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton).

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:

Saturday, December 12, 2015, Springfield Falcons vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Post-Game Skate with Phantoms Players presented by Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant. Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera City.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 WB/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Military Appreciation Night.)

Phantoms Knit Hat 12.18.15Friday, December 18, 2015, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Youth Winter Hat Giveaway presented by PPL Corporation.)

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).