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Cam York scores first AHL goal, shows off puck-moving ability in three-point night

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Cam York is getting better with every game at the AHL level. With Egor Zamula set to make his NHL debut on Tuesday night, York may not be too far behind him.

York scored his first professional goal in the Phantoms’ 6-5 win on Monday night and added two assists for good measure. The young defenseman picked up all three points in the Phantoms’ five-goal first period.

Egor Zamula to make NHL debut Tuesday, Cam York a ‘possibility’ with Shayne Gostisbehere out

The Phantoms already had an early 2-0 lead when Cam York struck. After moving the puck around the offensive zone, a loose puck bounced to York on the left side. He quickly stepped into a shot and blasted home his first professional goal.

 

York didn’t seem to even step up too much to unleash an absolute bomb.

 

York had 20 points (four goals) in 24 games this season with the University of Michigan and it was easy to see why on Monday night. He gave the Phantoms a 3-0 lead midway through the first period.

After the Devils got a goal back, York assisted on another Lehigh Valley goal.

York got the puck off of an offensive-zone faceoff. He made a nice Gostisbehere-esque move to evade a Devil and passed the puck to Chris Bigras, who scored from the center point.

 

That play with the puck shows why York is a highly-touted offensive defenseman. He continued to show why before the first period was up.

York was an instrumental part of getting the puck up ice and into the Devils zone prior to the Phantoms’ fourth goal.

 

York helped move the puck up ice with ease and it paid off. York then got the puck in the offensive zone and passed it over to Cal O’Reilly. O’Reilly circled the net and found Linus Sandin in front for a one-time goal.

 

York didn’t have a huge direct impact on the goal, but his breakout helped get the Phantoms set up in the offensive zone.

York’s three points helped the Phantoms to a 5-1 lead at the first intermission. The Devils stormed back with four straight between the second and third periods to tie it, but the Phantoms prevailed on another goal by Linus Sandin in the third period.

It was good for the Phantoms to get the win in a great night for Cam York. York finished the game with the goal, two assists, and three shots on goal.

Per Brad Keffer‘s tracking at PhancyStats, York was on the ice for 12 shot attempts for and six against for a 66.67% corsi for, and seven scoring chances for to just four against for a 63.64% scoring chances for. For reference, the Phantoms had a 55.36% CF (31-25 shot attempts) and 48.39% SCF (15-16 scoring chances) in the game.

Cam York is starting to settle in at the AHL level. He may earn himself a look with the Flyers this season. Egor Zamula is getting the first crack at it on Tuesday night, but York is knocking on the door behind him.

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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for NHL.com and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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