Transactions: Taylor Leier & Shayne Gostisbehere Recalled by Flyers

Phantoms Face Albany Devils Tonight at PPL Center

November 14, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan forward Taylor Leier and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere.

JustSports PhotographyA 21-year-old forward from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Leier is in the midst of his second professional season and has recorded four goals, five assists and nine points in 14 games with the Phantoms this season. This is his first NHL recall. A fourth-round selection (117th overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Leier produced 13 goals and 31 points in 73 games with Lehigh Valley a year ago.

A 22-year-old defenseman from Pembroke Pines, Flordia, Gostisbehere is currently fifth among all Phantoms and tied for third among all AHL defenders in scoring with 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists). This marks his second recall to the Flyers after he suited up in a pair of games in late October last year. Gostisbehere was a third-round selection (78th overall) by Philadelphia in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The transactions come in conjunction with the Flyers announcing they have placed forward R.J. Umberger and defenseman Mark Streit on injured reserve.

JustSports PhotographyThe Phantoms return to PPL Center tonight as they welcome the Albany Devils to downtown Allentown for the first and only time this season. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. A limited number of tickets remain for tonight’s showdown and can be purchased online 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:

Saturday, November 14, 2015, Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Boy Scout Night.)

Friday, November 27, 2015, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Go & Grow presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.)

Saturday, November 28, Providence Bruins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Post-Game Autographs with Phantoms Players.)

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).