Transactions: F Pavel Padakin & G Martin Ouellette Recalled From Reading Royals

Phantoms Return to PPL Center Tonight vs. Binghamton

January 27, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have recalled from loan forward Pavel Padakin and goaltender Martin Ouellette from the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

JustSports PhotographyA 21-year-old forward from Kiev, Ukraine, Padakin is in his first professional season and returns to Lehigh Valley after posting five goals, eight assists and 13 points in 17 games with the Royals. A 6’0″, 179-pound winger, he began the season with the Phantoms and tallied four assists in 23 games with Lehigh Valley.

Before starting his professional career, Padakin spent the last three seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he amassed 76 goals, 71 assists and 147 points across 206 games with the Calgary Hitmen and Regina Pats.

A 24-year-old goaltender from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette is in the midst of his second professional campaign and has posted an 8-7-2 overall record in 18 appearances with the Royals to go along with a 2.00 goals-against average and .916 save percentage this season.

In 10 career games with Lehigh Valley, the 6’1″, 184-pound netminder has registered a 3-4 mark with a 3.50 goals-against average and .876 save percentage.

The Phantoms are back in action at PPL Center tonight, Wednesday, January 27, as Lehigh Valley welcomes the Binghamton Senators to town for a 7:05 p.m. clash. Tonight’s game is First Responders Appreciation Night. Be sure to secure your tickets now at, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or in-person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center [701 Hamilton Street].

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:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(First Responders Appreciation Night.)

Friday, January 29, 2016, WB/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(“20 Years of Phantoms” Night. Commemorative Poster Giveaway 3 of 4.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Career Fair.)

In the midst of their 20th season of operation, the Phantoms are coming off 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 in Philadelphia 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 19 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).