Phantoms Dismiss Leading Scorer Pat Maroon
Adirondack Phantoms leading scorer Pat Maroon has been dismissed from the team and is not expected to return. The team is calling it an internal matter and no specific details have been given. Maroon, a former 6th round pick of the Flyers, had gotten off to a good start scoring 5 goals with 3 assists in the first nine games of the season. Sources close to Maroon tell me he will continue skating out east until he's moved to a different organization. A trade is expected to happen in a matter of days.
The 6-4 225 pound forward grew up in St. Louis where he starred with the AAA amateur Blues as well as the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL. He played one season in the OHL with London piling up 90 points in 64 games.
Sources say contact has been made with both the New York Islanders as well as the St. Louis Blues. I’m told the Blues are an unlikely destination with too many forwards already in the system. One possible destination is the Tampa Bay Lightning organization as Norfolk Head Coach Jon Cooper coached Maroon when they were both in the NAHL.
More to come,