Transactions: Barratt and Kile to ECHL

Phantoms at Home Friday and Saturday

December 4, 2022

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have reassigned forward Evan Barratt from the Phantoms to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. In a separate transaction, the Phantoms have loaned forward Alex Kile to the Maine Mariners.

Barratt, 23 is from Bristol, PA in Bucks County. He was acquired by the Flyers on October 26, 2022 in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Cooper Zech. Barratt has played in two games with the Phantoms notching one assist. He previously played parts of three seasons with the Rockford Icehogs (2020-23). In 94 career AHL games, Barratt has scored 19-24-43 including a career-high 14 goals and 14 assists in 2021-22 with Rockford.

A Round 3 selection of the Blackhawks in 2017, Barratt was a standout at Penn State scoring 39-56-95 in 98 games in a collegiate career that included a Hobey Baker Award nomination in 2019. He won a gold medal for the USA at the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2019.

Kile, 28, has played in 15 games with the Phantoms this season recording two assists. Last year he played in 27 games with Lehigh Valley scoring 4-3-7 while also playing in 11 games with the Maine Mariners where he scored 9-9-18.

The former captain at the University of Michigan has played in 93 career AHL games scoring 12-8-20 and also 205 ECHL games scoring 78 goals with 90 assists for 168 points. He is the “original Maine Mariner” as he was the first player signed with the new franchise in 2018.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are back in action on Wednesday evening at the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Phantoms return to PPL Center with a pair of rematch engagements with the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, December 9 with Berks $1 Hot Dogs and Saturday, December 10 on Service Electric Phantoms Ballcap Night.

Wednesday, December 7 (7:00) at Hartford Wolf Pack
Friday, December 9 (7:05) vs. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS
Saturday, December 10 (7:05) vs. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS
Friday, December 16 (7:05) at Providence Bruins
Saturday, December 17 (7:05) vs. PROVIDENCE BRUINS

Friday, December 9 (7:05) vs. Charlotte Checkers – Berks $1 Hot Dogs!

Saturday, December 10 (7:05) vs. Charlotte Checkers – Phantoms Hat Giveaway Presented by Service Electric

Saturday, December 17 (7:05) vs. Providence Bruins – Teddy Bear Toss Presented by Big Woody’s

Saturday, December 31 (7:05) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Penn Community Bank. Including festivities after the game right outside the arena to ring in 2023!