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AHL Hockey: Apr 23 Barons vs Stars

Austin Fyten. April 23, 2014: Oklahoma City Barons vs Texas Stars in game 1 of the first round (western conference quarter-finals) of the American Hockey League playoffs. (Photo: Copyright 2014 Steven Christy)

Austin Fyten, who played most of the 2013-14 season with the Oklahoma City Barons, has signed with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the AHL club for the Philadelphia Flyers. The previous season Fyten had played with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads and was loaned to the Texas Stars where he played 11 games with the Stars. In July 2013 Fyten signed an AHL contract with the Oklahoma City Barons and split his time between the Barons, where he played 47 games with 20 points, and the Idaho Steelheads (15 games and 15 points).

In July 2013 when OKC signed Fyten, Neal Livingston wrote: “In the ECHL, with Idaho, [Fyten] played on a line with Austin Smith where they accumulated points like Toll House cookies, and seemingly solidified themselves as the Austin’s To Watch in Austin in the Future. Yet with a stacked AHL lineup, with a good mix of young/old, new/familiar, Fyten would have become a depth guy. Thus the Stars cut ties.” Unfortunately that seems to be the same case in OKC this season, where the team is stocked with Oilers prospects, leaving no place for Fyten in OKC.

OKC fans will miss Fyten this coming season, but he will do very well with the Phantoms this coming season! All the best, Austin!