Future Flyers Report: 11/5

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Despite a cloud of suspicion for his late Summer activities, Nick Cousins leads all Philadelphia Flyers prospects in scoring so far this season.

The fact he has played more games than any other forward on the list shouldn’t take away from what he has done to this point.

Not only does he lead his team — the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds — in points, which is currently a margin of 10 over right winger Sergey Tolchinsky, Cousins sits seventh overall in the Ontario Hockey League with 27 points over 18 games. The center has registered at least one point in 15 different contests this season and has produced nine multi-point performances, three of which were three-point tilts. In his most recent game, a Greyhounds’ 5-4 loss to the Barrie Colts on Saturday, Cousins had a goal and two assists with a rating of plus-2.

As for defensive prospects, Shayne Gostisbehere is the only backliner averaging a point per game. Gostisbehere, a sophomore at Union College, is also tied for the best plus/minus rating among blue liners with a rating of plus-7. He’s tied with Colin Suellentrop, who has played in 12 more games than Gostisbehere this season.

Eric Wellwood and Marc-Andre Bourdon are both having rough starts to the season. Both players have minus ratings and have combined for one point in the 2012-2013 campaign, which is an assist from Wellwood. Bourdon has 27 penalty minutes in seven games.

FORWARDS

  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) — 27 points (Eight goals and 19 assists), plus-5, and 30 PIMs in 18 games.
  2. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) — 13 points (Five goals and Eight assists), plus-1, and 28 PIMs in 14 games.
  3. Marcel Noebels (Trenton Titans, ECHL) — Nine points (Two goals and Seven assists), plus-4, and six PIMs in nine games.
  4. Andrew Rowe (Elmira Jackals, ECHL) — Eight points (Three goals and Five assists), minus-4, and 10 PIMs in eight games.
  5. Jason Akeson (Trenton Titans, ECHL) — Eight points (Two goals and Six assists), plus-2, and two PIMs in nine games.
  6. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) — Eight points (Three goals and Five assists), plus-5, and 14 PIMs in 10 games.
  7. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) — Five points (Two goals and Three assists), minus-3, and 32 PIMs in 17 games.
  8. Tye McGinn (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — Four points (Three goals and One assist), minus-5, and 19 PIMs in nine games.
  9. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — Four points (One goal and Three assists) and 11 PIMs in nine games.
  10. Harry Zolnierczyk (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — Three goals, minus-2, and eight PIMs in nine games.
  11. Luke Pither (Trenton Titans, ECHL) — Three points (Two goals and One assist), minus-1, and 12 PIMs in nine games.
  12. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — Two goals, minus-1, and two PIMs in six games.
  13. Mike Testwuide (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — One goal and minus-1 rating in three games.
  14. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — One assist in four games.
  15. Garrett Roe (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — One goal, plus-1, and two PIMs in six games.
  16. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — One goal in eight games.
  17. Eric Wellwood (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — One assist, minus-1, and two PIMs in eight games.
  18. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Minus-2 rating in four games.

DEFENSEMEN 

  1. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) — 12 points (Three goals and Nine assists), plus-7, and 16 PIMs in 19 games.
  2. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) — Eight points (Three goals and Five assists) and a plus-7 rating in seven games.
  3. Blake Kessel (Trenton Titans, ECHL) — Five points (Two goals and Three assists) and 10 PIMs in nine games.
  4. Erik Gustafsson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — Four points (One goal and Three assists), minus-6, and 11 PIMs in nine games.
  5. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) — Three points (Two goals and One assist) and a plus-1 rating.
  6. Fredric Larsson (Brynas J20, SuperElit) — Three points (One goal and Two assists), plus-3, and 10 PIMs in 12 games.
  7. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — Two goals, minus-6, and 10 PIMs in eight games.
  8. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) — Two assists, plus-3, and four PIMs in eight games.
  9. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — One assist, plus-4, and 13 PIMs in seven games.
  10. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) — Zero points in six games.
  11. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — Minus-3 rating and 27 PIMs in seven games.

GOALIES

  1. Jakub Kovar (HC Ceske Budejovice, Tipsport Extraliga) — 1.50 GAA and .949 save percentage in two games. Still injured.
  2. Niko Hovinen (Trenton Titans, ECHL) — 2.57 GAA and .921 save percentage in three games.
  3. Anthony Stolarz (University of Nebraska-Omaha, NCAA) — 3.03 GAA and .871 save percentage in three games.
  4. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) — 1-3-0, 3.76 GAA, and .853 save percentage in four games.