|Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Will O'Neill will be on the other side of the Pennsylvania rivalry this season. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey|
Written by: Tony Androckitis, Twitter/FaceBook
What a difference a year makes.
Last spring, Will O'Neill was putting together a solid performance in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs as a member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. O'Neill and the Penguins came up short to rival Hershey in seven games and sent the two-way offensive defenseman into the offseason without a contract for the following season.
While his mindset can remain the same about how he feels about last season's finish with Hershey, O'Neill is going to be on the other side of the Penguins' rivalry with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this fall.
"The Flyers showed interest in the offseason," O'Neill answered when asked about his offseason search. "They're obviously an attractive organization to come to, from upper management all the way down. I'm really excited to be here."