Future Flyers Report: 1/7

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Shane Harper signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in March of 2010 after an impressive season with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League.

After he potted 42 goals, an Everett Silvertips record for most goals by a player in a single season, and 38 assists for 80 points in 72 games, Harper joined the Adirondack Phantoms for five games during the 2009-2010 campaign and scored his first goal as a professional in that time. Harper is currently second all-time in Silvertips’ history for points (214, 48 behind Zach Hamill), goals (100, seven behind Hamill), and assists (114, 61 behind Hamill), as the forward is first all-time with 335 games played for Everett.

The next season, Harper spent time between the Phantoms and the Greenville Road Warriors, who were the Flyers’ ECHL affiliate at the time. With a goal and two helpers in 20 AHL contests, the majority of Harper’s time and points came in the ECHL. The forward nearly registered a point per game, as he had 22 tallies and 23 assists in 48 contests.

Last season, Harper spent the entire year with the Phantoms. The Valencia, California native set his career-highs for games, goals, and assists in the American Hockey League for a single season with 13 goals and 14 assists in 70 tilts. It was also last year that Harper engaged in his first pair of fights in the Flyers’ organization. His first bout came against Dan Kelly, who has played the last three seasons with the Albany Devils. His second came against Jeff Dimmen, who was on the Norfolk Admirals last season and became Harper’s teammate this season when he joined the Phantoms.

On top of his impressive stats and fights, Harper also registered a memorable goal in Phantoms’ history. After the Flyers lost to the New York Rangers in last season’s NHL Winter Classic, the Phantoms topped the Hershey Bears a few days later 4-3 in overtime in the AHL’s Outdoor Classic. Harper recorded the overtime tally over the Washington Capitals’ affiliate, as the forward found the back of the cage 58 seconds into the extra frame.

Harper was set to endure another full season with Adirondack, but didn’t perform too well early. With just three goals in 23 games, Harper was relegated to the Trenton Titans this week. In his first three games with the Titans, Harper produced two goals and two assists. His best game came yesterday, when he racked up a goal and two helpers in Trenton’s 4-3 loss to the Elmira Jackals.


  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 60 points (17 goals and 43 assists), plus-12, and 48 PIMs in 41 games.
  2. Andrew Rowe (Elmira Jackals, ECHL) – 35 points (16 goals and 19 assists), minus-11, and 24 PIMs in 35 games.
  3. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 32 points (13 goals and 19 assists), plus-4, and 42 PIMs in 30 games.
  4. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 30 points (15 goals and 15 assists), plus-18, and 30 PIMs in 33 games.
  5. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 30 points (11 goals and 19 assists), minus-7, and 14 PIMs in 33 games.
  6. Luke Pither (Trenton Titans and Wheeling Nailers, ECHL) – 23 points (10 goals and 13 assists), minus-6, and 18 PIMs in 33 games.
  7. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 23 points (Five goals and 18 assists), minus-6, and 16 PIMs in 33 games.
  8. Tye McGinn (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13 points (Nine goals and Four assists), minus-13, and 52 PIMs in 30 games.
  9. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) – 10 points (Three goals and Seven assists), minus-7, and 78 PIMs in 40 games.
  10. Eric Wellwood (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Nine points (Four goals and Five assists), minus-2, and six PIMs in 29 games.
  11. Harry Zolnierczyk (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Nine points (Eight goals and One assist), minus-6, and 36 PIMs in 33 games.
  12. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Eight points (Two goals and Six assists), plus-3, and 29 PIMs in 22 games.
  13. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Seven assists, minus-11, and 23 PIMs in 18 games.
  14. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Seven points (Five goals and Two assists), minus-11, and 17 PIMs in 26 games.
  15. Garrett Roe (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists) and 27 PIMs in 25 games.
  16. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three points (Two points and One assist), minus-2, and 13 PIMs in 27 games.
  17. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – Two goals and Two PIMs in three games.
  18. Mike Testwuide (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two goals and 20 PIMs in 14 games.
  19. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Two goals, minus-7, and six PIMs in 18 games.
  20. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – One goal, minus-5, and six PIMs in 11 games.


  1. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 17 points (Three goals and 14 assists) and 37 PIMs in 40 games.
  2. Blake Kessel (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 15 points (Four goals and 11 assists), minus-11, and 16 PIMs in 31 games.
  3. Erik Gustafsson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 14 points (Three goals and 11 assists), minus-6, and 27 PIMs in 24 games.
  4. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 13 points (Five goals and Eight assists) and 10 PIMs in 15 games.
  5. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 11 assists and 27 PIMs in 29 games.
  6. Fredric Larsson (Brynas J20, SuperElit) – Eight points (Four goals and Four assists), plus-3, and 51 PIMs in 24 games.
  7. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Seven points (Four goals and Three assists), minus-14, and 52 PIMs in 32 games.
  8. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists) and 10 PIMs in 19 games.
  9. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), minus-5, and 59 PIMs in 17 games.
  10. Valeri Vasilyev (MHC Spartak, MHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), plus-4, and 51 PIMs in 27 games.
  11. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Three assists, minus-3, and 32 PIMs in 16 games.
  12. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Two assists, plus-4, and two PIMs in 15 games.
  13. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, plus-4, and 35 PIMs in 27 games.


  1. Jakub Kovar (HC Ceske Budejovice, Tipsport Extraliga) – 2.45 GAA and .918 save percentage in 11 games.
  2. Anthony Stolarz (University of Nebraska-Omaha, NCAA) – 2-5-0, 2.56 GAA, and .898 save percentage in eight games.
  3. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 5-10-1, 2.88 GAA, and .906 save percentage.
  4. Niko Hovinen (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 4-5-3, 3.22 GAA, and .889 save percentage in 15 games.