Philadelphia Flyers 2019 first-round pick Cam York has officially been assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The defenseman signed his three-year entry-level contract last week and could make his professional debut as soon as this weekend.
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York, 20, is fresh off two years at the University of Michigan. He was named the Big Ten Defenseman of the Year this season. He had 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) and was a +13 in 24 games for the Wolverines.
York also captained Team USA at the World Junior Championships this season. Team USA won the gold medal with York having a tremendous performance in the team’s medal-winning game. In total, he had six points (one goal, five assists) and was a +4 in Team USA’s seven games.
The Flyers could use all the defensive help they can get, and it wouldn’t be farfetched to see York in the NHL this season. However, that will all depend on how well he transitions to the professional level in Lehigh Valley.
York is joining a fun and red-hot Phantoms team. Lehigh Valley has won four straight games and is 12-3-2-1 on the season. They are getting contributions from several Flyers prospects, including 2020 first-round pick Tyson Foerster and 2016 second-round pick Wade Allison, who also played NCAA hockey.
The Phantoms play a back-to-back this weekend, so it’s very possible that we see York make his professional debut. They host the Hershey Bears on Saturday night and the Binghamton Devils on Sunday evening at 5:05 p.m.
York is another exciting prospect to watch with Lehigh Valley.
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