Transaction: Phantoms Sign D Nick Luukko to ATO

Home Stand Continues With 3 Games at PPL Center This Week

March 24, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have signed defenseman Nick Luukko to an amateur try-out for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season.

Luukko9A 23-year-old blueliner from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Luukko recently completed a four-year career at the University of Vermont where he amassed eight goals, 27 assists, 35 points and 72 penalty minutes over 131 games with the Catamounts. As a senior, the 6’2″, 181-pound defender set collegiate-highs in assists (12) and points (14) while appearing in all 41 games this year.

A sixth-round selection (179th overall) by Philadelphia in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Luukko will wear jersey number 41 with the Phantoms.

Lehigh Valley continues its current home stand with three tilts at PPL Center this week. The Phantoms return to action Wednesday, March 25th when they welcome the Syracuse Crunch to town for the first and only time this season. Wednesday’s game is another $2 Beer Night with $2 Coors Light drafts available from the time doors open until the start of the 2nd period. The home stand then continues Saturday, March 28th when Lehigh Valley hosts the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Sunday, March 29th when the Manchester Monarchs come to downtown Allentown for a 3:05 PM showdown.

Check it out! Reserve your season tickets 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:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Syracuse Crunch vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
($2 Beer Night! $2 Coors Light drafts available from the time doors open until the start of the 2nd period.)

Saturday, March 28, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Faith Night! Post-Game Concert with best-selling Christian rock and worship band Kutless!)

LVPhantoms_Legends_Poster_5of5_Boucher (Resized)Sunday, March 29, 2015 Manchester Monarchs vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 3:05 PM
(Post-Game Skate with the Phantoms! Legends Night – Brian Boucher! FREE Collector’s Edition Poster for all fans in attendance.)

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).