Transaction: Sam Gagner Loaned to Phantoms

Phantoms Continue Road Swing Thursday with New Year’s Eve Clash at Hershey

December 30, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have loaned forward Sam Gagner to the Phantoms. The transaction coincides with Philadelphia’s activation of defenseman Mark Streit from injured reserve.

A 26-year-old forward from London, Ontario, Gagner is in the midst of his ninth professional season and has tallied two goals, three assists, five points and 21 penalty minutes in 18 games with the Flyers this season. Across 580 career NHL games, the 5’11”, 202-pound center has amassed 118 goals, 223 assists and 341 points during time with the Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes and Philadelphia. Gagner was a first-round selection (6th overall) by Edmonton in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

The Phantoms continue their five-game road swing this Thursday when they invade the Giant Center in Hershey for a New Year’s Eve clash with the Bears. Pucks drops at 5:00 p.m. Lehigh Valley then closes its busy week with a weekend series at the Portland Pirates with a 7:00 p.m. showdown on Saturday, January 2 followed by a 4:00 p.m. tilt at Cross Insurance Arena on Sunday, January 3. Be sure to catch Thursday and Saturday’s games live on Fox 1470-AM, online at or via the iHeartRadio app. Sunday’s game can be heard on WAEB 790-AM, online at or through the iHeartRadio app. Coverage for each Phantoms radio broadcast begins with “Countdown to Faceoff” 45 minutes before puck drop.

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:

Friday, January 8, 2016, WB/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX

Sunday, January 10, 2016, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 p.m. | TIX
(Star Wars Night.)

1_15_shirt_giveawayFriday, January 15, 2016, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(T-Shirt Giveaway. Free to First 8,500 Fans in Attendance.)

Saturday, January 16, 2016, Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Girl Scouts Night.)