Travis Sanheim is showing off his skill in the AHL.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms defenseman was named the first star of the game thanks to his three assists (two on the power play) in a 5-3 win against the Rochester Americans on Saturday night.
Sanheim started his night off with a secondary assist on the Phantoms’ second goal.
He then picked up another assist on the team’s next goal.
Sanheim wheeled behind the net and got it across the ice off of Mikhail Vorobyev’s stick to Colin McDonald for the goal.
But he wasn’t done there, and he saved his best for last.
Sanheim sent an incredible stretch pass to Cole Bardreau late in the third period, who scored to put the Phantoms up by two goals.
What a pass. From the goal line to the opposite blue line.
Sanheim now has eight points (one goal, seven assists) and a +4 rating in eight AHL games this season. He certainly has the skill to play in the NHL, but he needs to develop more both on and off the ice before the Flyers deem him ready.
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