|Kevin Sundher is back in the fold for 2016-17. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey|
Sundher, 24, began last season with the Phantoms' ECHL affiliate in Reading before joining the AHL club in November. He appeared in 10 AHL games (3G-2A) that month before a severe leg injury in overtime of the Phantoms' 6-5 shootout win over Hershey on November 27th held him out of action for much of the remainder of the season.
The Surrey, BC native returned to action in the spring with the Reading Royals, registering a goal and two assists in 6 ECHL playoff games.
The move to bring Sundher back is another depth signing for the Phantoms, who look to field a competitive roster this fall as the organization prepares for its third season at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.
With Sundher's addition today, the forward core appears to be up to 15 bodies heading into training camp. Of course, another forward or two could join the Phantoms from Philadelphia depending on how the training camp competition shakes out.
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