Transaction: Connor Knapp Returned on Loan to Reading

Lehigh Valley Kicks Off 5-Game Road Trip This Wednesday in Binghamton

December 29, 2014

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have returned on loan goaltender Connor Knapp to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. A 24-year-old netminder from York, New York, Knapp was recalled from loan on Saturday and backed up Martin Ouellette in Lehigh Valley’s 3-2 shootout victory that evening over the Norfolk Admirals. He has compiled a 7-5 overall record to go along with a 3.32 goals-against average and .897 save percentage in 14 appearances with Reading this season.

JustSports PhotographyA sixth-round selection (164th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Knapp spent time with five different clubs last season including Buffalo of the NHL, Rochester of the AHL as well as Greenville, the Florida Everblades and Alaska Aces of the ECHL. In 67 professional appearances, the 6’5″, 221-pound goaltender has produced a 24-33-6 overall record.

Lehigh Valley returns to action this Wednesday when the Phantoms head to Binghamton for a New Year’s Eve showdown with the Senators. Wednesday’s tilt kicks off a five-game road trip for Lehigh Valley which continues with weekend series in Norfolk and St. John’s over the next two weeks.

Check it out! Group outings are a fun and affordable way to enjoy all the excitement of Phantoms hockey. For more information on group rates and fan experiences at PPL Center call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL (4625)!

Upcoming Home Games:

Friday, January 16, 2015, Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM

Saturday, January 17, 2015, Binghamton Senators Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Legends Night! Bobby Clarke, one of hockey’s greatest legends and the architect of the Phantoms 1998 and 2005 Calder Cup championship teams, will be at the game! FREE Collector’s Edition Poster for all fans!)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM

Saturday, January 24, 2015 St. John’s IceCaps vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Free Shirt Giveaway for all fans in attendance! Specialty Jersey Night! Post-Game Jersey Auction! Inaugural Season Night!)

In their 19th season of operation, the Phantoms are currently in the midst of 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 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 18 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).