Phantoms Sign D Rob Michel to AHL Contract
Michel played 3 games on ATO last season
Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced that they have signed defenseman Rob Michel to a one-year AHL contract.
Michel, 24, was signed to an AHL Amateur Try-Out by Lehigh Valley on March 21, 2019 and played three games with the Phantoms, registering in assist in the season finale on April 13, 2019 against the Hartford Wolf Pack. He made his professional debut for Lehigh Valley on March 29 in Cleveland after he completed his four-year career at the University of Maine. Michel served as Maine’s captain for the 2018-19 season and played in all 36 games for the Black Bears. He finished the year ranked second on team with a +12 rating and second in penalty minutes with 55.
A native of Camillus, New York, Michel played 137 games during his career at the University of Maine. He totaled 17 goals, 36 assists, and 53 points during his four-years with the Black Bears. The defenseman is a right-handed shot and stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 194 lbs.
Prior to his college career, Michel played two seasons for the Ottawa Jr. Senators in the Central Canada Hockey League from 2013-15. He appeared in 117 games and registered 85 points on 24 goals and 61 assists and was named the CCHL Defenseman of the Year during the 2014-15 after leading all defenseman in points with 53.