Phantoms Announce Opening Night Roster

The Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms announced their opening night roster today, ahead of their first game this upcoming Saturday night versus the Hartford Wolf Pack.

On the list of Phantoms include many players who saw time with the Flyers last year, including Jason Akeson, Tye McGinn, Bruno Gervais, Brandon Manning, Oliver Lauridsen and Matt Konan.

Newcomers to the team this year include recent acquisitions Yann Denis, Petr Straka, Michael Raffl, Chris VandeVelde and Steven Delisle.

The Phantoms, who have struggled mightily since their move to Glens Falls, NY, look to be more competitive this year with the more-experienced group of players.

The 2013-14 season will be the Phantoms’ last in Glens Falls, as they make the move back to the Philadelphia area next year as the Allentown Phantoms, bringing with them a new color scheme as well, as they ditch the customary purple for an electric blue.