The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled forward Phil Varone from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
Varone comes to the Flyers after leading the Phantoms in assists (17) and overall scoring with 28 points in 22 games. His 28 points also rank second overall in the AHL. More recently, Varone has posted seven goals and 12 points in his last nine games for Lehigh Valley, who sits in third place in the Atlantic Division with a 13-7-1-1 record and 28 points.
In his second season with the organization, Varone finished the 2017-18 regular season first among all Phantoms and second among all AHL skaters in total scoring with 70 points (23g-47a) in 74 games. He became the first Phantoms player ever to earn MVP honors for the entire league, winning the Les Cunningham Award.
Varone will wear uniform #44 and will travel to Buffalo with the team to kick off their five-game road trip. The Flyers take on the Sabres in a Saturday matinee (1 p.m. - NBCSP & 97.5 The Fanatic).