June 19, 2018
By: Kristi Fulkerson
The Phantoms announced Tuesday that team captain, Colin McDonald will return for a fourth season in Allentown. In 179 career games with Lehigh Valley, McDonald has tallied 101 points (47 goals, 54 assists). This past season, the 33-year-old scored eight goals and assisted on 17 others, playing in 56 contests. Beyond his skill and tough-nosed style, he brings a strong passion for the game and a leadership style that has proven successful on and off the ice. On McDonald's watch, the Phantoms have achieved many firsts, including this year's furthest-ever playoff run, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. 

As someone who works pretty closely with the team (i.e., bothers them often for interviews), it's music to my ears! We have been fortunate to have so many great players and coaches come through the Valley over the Phantoms' first four seasons and Colin is one of the best. We certainly appreciate his willingness to work with us, and I admire his commitment to the team and Lehigh Valley community. Plus, he's a pretty damn good player. 

So, welcome back to the captain. Here's more on his return plus the signing of defenseman David Drake, who make his pro debut with the Phantoms on March 31st 

P.S. Only 95 days until hockey returns to PPL Center