This may not come as much of a surprise, but young Philadelphia Flyers’ blueliner Travis Sanheim has been excelling in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms since his demotion.
Sanheim recorded two assists for the second consecutive game Wednesday evening against the Utica Comets, extending his point streak to eight games.
Sanheim’s point streak is the longest by any Phantoms player this season.
1g, 14a, 15p, +13… this is his 13th game back in @TheAHL.
On pace for the most productive PPG season for a Dman his age or younger in the league since the 1980's started… #Flyers
— Alexander Appleyard (@avappleyard) February 22, 2018
Lehigh Valley prevailed with a 5-4 victory and currently remain atop the Atlantic Division standings, possessing the second-most points in the entire league (75).
It’s clear the Flyers want Sanheim to round out his game and improve overall, but he’s making it hard for anybody to ignore him.
If he continues this strong play, the 21-year-old rearguard could find himself up with the big club sooner rather than later.