Kessel and Harper back to the Phantoms

The Flyers announced today that defenseman Blake Kessel and winger Shane Harper were promoted from the Trenton Titans of the ECHL to the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL after the Titans season concluded yesterday.

The move was to give both players some extended time after their season ended in Trenton. The Phantoms have 14 games remaining on their schedule.

In 54 games with Trenton, Kessel, the younger brother of the Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel, had eight goals, 33 assists and 34 PIMs. He also played three games with the Phantoms earlier this season, not appearing on the score sheet in any form.

Harper was up and down between the Phantoms and Titans all season. In Trenton, Harper played 15 games, with 14 goals and 13 assists. He also had four goals and four assists in 42 games with the Phantoms.

Harper also shared ECHL Player of the Week honors with teammate Jacob Cepis for the week of March 18-24.

Both Kessel and Harper reach RFA status at the end of this season.


For more information on Shane Harper's season, check out Candice Monhollan's story over on The Sports Lair.

-John Russo