Transactions: Connauton Returns, Millman to Reading

Veteran D-Man Returns from Spengler Cup

January 3, 2022

Lehigh Valley, PA – Kevin Connauton has been returned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms following a loan to Team Canada at the Spengler Cup. Additionally, defenseman Mason Millman has been reassigned by the Philadelphia Flyers from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Connauton, 32, was an alternate captain on Team Canada at the prestigious Spengler Cup tournament in Davos, Switzerland from December 26-31. He played in three games in his first opportunity to play for his country.

Connauton has played in 23 games with the Phantoms this season. The veteran of nine NHL seasons has played in 360 career games with Philadelphia, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Columbus and Dallas. The Edmonton native has also played in 282 career AHL games with Lehigh Valley, Colorado Eagles, Tucson, Texas, Chicago Wolves and Manitoba.

Millman, 21, was a Round 4 selection of the Flyers in 2019. He has played in 23 games with Reading this season scoring 4-10-14. He has 25 career games with the Phantoms over the previous two seasons scoring 0-4-4.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms return to action on Friday night at the Rochester Americans in the first of three consecutive away games. The Phantoms are back at PPL Center with a pair of games the weekend of January 13-14 taking on the Bridgeport Islanders and Syracuse Crunch.

Phantoms Tickets are available HERE

Friday, January 6 (7:05) at Rochester Americans
Saturday, January 7 (4:00) at Toronto Marlies
Wednesday, January 11 (7:00) at Bridgeport Islanders


Friday, January 13 (7:05) vs. Bridgeport Islanders – Berks Dollar Dog Night

Saturday, January 14 (7:05) vs. Syracuse Crunch – Valley Youth House Night Presented by Air Products – Toilet Paper Donation Drive with great prizes

Friday, January 27 (7:05) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – Flyers Night with Lou Nolan and GRITTY!!!

Saturday, January 28 (7:05) vs. Hershey Bears – meLVin Hat Night for the first 2,000 fans age 12 and under.