YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Phantoms have acquired left wing, Matthew Thomson, along with a 2018 Phase 2 7th Round Draft pick from Sioux Falls in exchange for former Youngstown Phantoms left wing, Kevin Conley.
Thomson of Reading, MA is a 6’1”, 194 pound left winger. Last season Thomson played on the USPHL championship team, the Middlesex Islanders. He was the fifth leading scorer in the league and he tied for first for the most goals during the 2016-17 regular season. Matthew is committed to Northeastern University located in Boston, MA.
“Having watched Matthew Thomson the past two seasons, we are excited to get him in a Phantoms’ uniform this year.” Phantoms’” General Manager Jason Koehler said. “Matthew is a shooter and goal scorer and someone that we wanted in the USHL draft back in May and we are thrilled that we have him now as we approach the season. The other bonus is that Matthew was part of a championship team last season and that winning attitude and success is something we value here.”
To acquire Thomson, the Phantoms have sent Sioux Falls former left wing, Kevin Conley.
“We certainly have positive and fond memories of Kevin Conley here during his two previous seasons with us including him being a part of our Anderson Cup team (2014-2015) and his winning the MVP Award at the USHL Top Prospects Game in 2015.” Koehler said. “This move was an opportunity to give Kevin a fresh start with a good organization in Sioux Falls and also allowed us to bring in a player that we feel makes us better now and a draft choice for the future of our club. We expect this trade to benefit everyone involved and wish Kevin nothing but the best moving forward.”