Future Flyers Report: 10/22

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FORWARDS: Thanks to the fact the OHL is the league furthest into their 2012-2013 season, skaters from the Ontario Hockey League lead both lists in this week’s Future Flyers Report standings.

Both Nick Cousins and Scott Laughton have played 13 games so far this season, but Cousins has two more goals and four more assists than Laughton for a six-point lead at the top of the forwards’ list. Andrew Rowe and Marcel Noebels come in third and fourth, as they are the top scoring Flyers’ prospects in the ECHL. A rather surprising stat is Eric Wellwood’s one assist in four games for the Adirondack Phantoms. A not so surprising stat is Derek Mathers has yet to score a goal in 11 games.

  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) in 13 games, plus-4, and 24 PIMs.
  2. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 13 games, minus-1, and 23 PIMs.
  3. Andrew Rowe (Elmira Jackals, ECHL) – Six points (two goals, four assists) in four games, plus-1, and eight PIMs.
  4. Marcel Noebels (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – Six points (two goals, four assists) in five games, plus-2, and six PIMs.
  5. Jason Akeson (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – Five points (one goal, four assists) in five games, plus-3, and two PIMs.
  6. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – Four points (one goal, three assists) in six games, plus-1, and 10 PIMs.
  7. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three points (no goals, three assists), even rating, and five PIMs.
  8. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) – Three points (no goals, three assists), minus-1, and 24 PIMs.
  9. Tye McGinn (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two points (one goal, one assist) in four games, even rating, and zero PIMs.
  10. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One point (one goal, no assists) in one game, plus-1, and zero PIMs.
  11. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One point (one goal, no assists) in four games, plus-1, and zero PIMs.
  12. Harry Zolnierczyk (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One point (one goal, no assists) in four games, minus-1, and four PIMs.
  13. Eric Wellwood (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One point (no goals, one assist) in four games, plus-one, and zero PIMs.
  14. Luke Pither (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – One point (one goal, no assists) in five games, plus-1, and six PIMs.
  15. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – No points in two games, minus-1, and zero PIMs.
  16. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – No points in two games, minus-1, and zero PIMs.

DEFENSEMEN: Just like his teammate, Colin Suellentrop is at the top of the standings this week mainly due to the fact the OHL has played several more games in 2012-2013 than any other league. As expected, both Erik Gustafsson and Brandon Manning are near the top of the list. Blake Kessel currently has five points in five games, which is quite unexpected considering the big d-man had 18 points in 56 games last year for the Phantoms. Marc-Andre Bourdon is pointless in his first pair of games for Adirondack this season with a minus-3 rating and seven PIMs, a set of statistics that isn’t too comforting considering Bourdon spent a good chunk of last year with Philly.

  1. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – Nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 13 games, plus-5, and 14 PIMs.
  2. Blake Kessel (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – Five points (two goals, three assists) in five games, plus-2, and four PIMs.
  3. Fredric Larsson (Brynas J20, SuperElit) – Three points (one goal, two assists) in 10 games, plus-2, and 10 PIMs.
  4. Erik Gustafsson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two points (no goals, two assists) in four games, minus-5, and four PIMs.
  5. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One point (one goal, no assists) in four games, even rating, and six PIMs.
  6. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – Three points (two goals, one assist) in three games and two PIMs.
  7. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – One point (one goal, no assists) in two games, plus-2, and zero PIMs.
  8. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – One point (no goals, one assist) in five games, plus-2, and four PIMs.
  9. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – No points in two games, minus-3, and seven PIMs.
  10. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – No points in four games, plus-3, and eight PIMs.
  11. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – No points in one game, even rating, and one shot on net.

GOALIES: Of the four goalies on the list, two are currently injured. Niko Hovinen took a shot off the collarbone in a Trenton Titans’ game on Wednesday, while Jakub Kovar is out indefinitely with a stress fracture. As for Cal Heeter and Anthony Stolarz, the pair has struggled in the early part of the 2012-2013 season.

  1. Niko Hovinen (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 1-0-0, 1.49 GAA, and .955 save percentage in two games.
  2. Jakub Kovar (HC Ceske Budejovice, Tipsport Extraliga) – 1.50 GAA and .949 save percentage in two games.
  3. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) - 0-1-0, 4.00 GAA, and .800 save percentage in one game.
  4. Anthony Stolarz (University of Nebraska-Omaha, NCAA) – 0-2-0, 2.53 GAA, and .898 save percentage in two games.
  • penaltykiller

    Great job, Craig! I enjoyed reading this. I am so excited for Gostisbehere!

    - Nina

  • Jacob H.

    Is Andrew Rowe still a Flyers prospect? They signed him to a 2yr. contract after college which ended last season. Did they resign him? If they did resign him why is he playing for Ottawa’s ECHL team. Sorry if you mentioned this before I’m just curious.