The American Hockey League has released the representatives for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic, which will be held at the PPL Center on January 29-30. The hometown Lehigh Valley Phantoms will have three representatives on the ice.
— AHL (@TheAHL) January 5, 2017
Brennan was acquired as a veteran presence for the Phantoms and depth defenseman if there were multiple injuries to the blue line at the NHL. He has been better than advertised for the Phantoms and will make his fourth-straight All-Star appearance. Brennan is second on the Phantoms in scoring and third among AHL blue liners with 28 points (10 G, 18 A).
Weal is currently the Phantoms’ leading scorer and fifth among AHL players with 31 points (10 G, 21 A) this season. After being sent down at the latter end of camp for the Philadelphia Flyers, it was unsure how Weal would take being sent back to the AHL. It looks like he’s doing just fine and producing consistently, making his second-career All-Star appearance.
Leier has just returned from the Flyers after being recalled due to injuries in the team’s forward unit. He recorded his first NHL goal and contributed to the team’s 10-game winning streak. He currently sits at 20 points (6 G, 14 A) on the season for the Phantoms and was making an impact for them all over the ice prior to being recalled.
Congrats to Taylor, T.J. and Jordan!
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Sons of Penn Radio (January 11th)
On this week of SOP Radio, we ring in the New Year with Wayne Simmonds the All-Star, dissect the problems of a struggling Flyers team, praise the play of the organization’s prospects, and look at the road ahead.