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Gordon returning to Phantoms | TheAHL.com

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The Philadelphia Flyers introduced immediately that Scott Gordon will return to the membership’s AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, as head coach in 2019-20.Kerry Huffman, who was elevated to move coach of the Phantoms when Gordon was named interim head coach of the Flyers on Dec. 17, 2018, will return to his function as assistant coach.Gordon, 56, led the Phantoms to a file of 15-9-1-1 in 26 video games in 2018-19, following a division title and a visit to the Jap Convention Finals in 2017-18.A local of Brockton, Mass., Gordon ranks ninth in AHL historical past with 365 profession victories (365-256-42) over elements of 10 seasons as head coach of Lehigh Valley and Windfall. He received the Louis A.R. Pieri Award in 2007-08 because the AHL’s excellent coach.Earlier than becoming a member of the Flyers group in 2015, Gordon served as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs for 3 seasons and was head coach of the New York Islanders for elements of three seasons from 2008-11.Gordon additionally performed eight skilled seasons from 1986-94, together with 150 video games within the AHL with the Halifax Citadels and New Haven Nighthawks.Huffman, 51, will probably be again for his fourth season with Lehigh Valley. He led the Phantoms to a file of 24-21-Three-2 over its remaining 50 video games in 2018-19, and has served on Gordon’s workers since 2016.A local of Peterborough, Ont., Huffman produced 37 objectives and 108 assists in 401 profession NHL video games with Philadelphia, Quebec and Ottawa. He additionally performed 77 AHL video games with the Hershey Bears.

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