Future Flyers Report: 1/21

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During the opening weekend of the NHL season, a pair of prospects joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ roster in the team’s first two games of the 2013 campaign. The tandem of Scott Laughton, who enjoyed his first two games in the NHL, and Eric Wellwood, who registered at least one game played for the Flyers in each of the last three seasons, went pointless in the Flyers’ losses on Saturday and Sunday, but they did provide some noticeable performances.

Laughton, who was picked 20th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, was somewhat of a surprise to make the Flyers’ roster. However, he showed that he deserved to be there with his physical play and ability to put himself in scoring positions. The center opened the weekend with one shot, one blocked shot, and four hits against the Pens, as he recorded three of his four checks on his first shift.

As for yesterday, Laughton had three shots on net and two hits. In addition to his three shots, Laughton nearly had the go-ahead goal for Philly in the third period, as Wayne Simmonds threw a pass to the rookie in the crease. Unfortunately, Laughton was defended well and couldn’t capitalize on the pass.

Wellwood started the season with three takeaways against Pittsburgh, which was a game high in the Flyers’ 3-1 loss to their division rival. He also had two shots on net and one blocked shot.

In the loss to Buffalo yesterday, Wellwood had a hit and flew around the ice in his 8:08 on it.


  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 71 points (18 goals and 53 assists), plus-20, and 52 PIMs in 46 games.
  2. Andrew Rowe (Norfolk Admirals and Elmira Jackals) – 37 points (16 goals and 21 assists), minus-9, and 24 PIMs in 40 games.
  3. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 34 points (14 goals and 20 assists), minus-3, and 14 PIMs in 38 games.
  4. Scott Laughton (Philadelphia Flyers and Oshawa Generals) – 33 points (13 goals and 20 assists), plus-3, and 42 PIMs in 34 games.
  5. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 33 points (18 goals and 15 assists), plus-21, and 40 PIMs in 39 games.
  6. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 28 points (Seven goals and 21 assists), minus-7, and 16 PIMs in 38 games.
  7. Tye McGinn (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (11 goals and Four assists), minus-11, and 52 PIMs in 33 games.
  8. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) – 15 points (Six goals and Nine assists), minus-5, and 92 PIMs in 46 games.
  9. Harry Zolnierczyk (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 11 points (Eight goals and Three assists), minus-9, and 40 PIMs in 38 games.
  10. Eric Wellwood (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – Nine points (Four goals and Five assists), minus-2, and six PIMs in 31 games.
  11. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Eight points (Two goals and Six assists), plus-3, and 29 PIMs in 22 games.
  12. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Seven assists, minus-12, and 23 PIMs in 22 games.
  13. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Seven points (Five goals and Two assists), minus-11, and 23 PIMs in 30 games.
  14. Garrett Roe (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 27 games.
  15. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – Three goals, minus-2, and 21 PIMs in seven games.
  16. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three points (Two goals and One assist), minus-4, and 15 PIMs in 32 games.
  17. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Two goals, minus-7, and 12 PIMs in 15 games.
  18. Mike Testwuide (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two goals, minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 18 games.
  19. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Two goals, minus-8, and six PIMs in 23 games.


  1. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 18 points (Three goals and 15 assists), minus-2, and 43 PIMs in 46 games.
  2. Blake Kessel (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 15 points (Four goals and 11 assists), minus-11, and 16 PIMs in 34 games.
  3. Erik Gustafsson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 14 points (Three goals and 11 assists), minus-6, and 27 PIMs in 24 games.
  4. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 14 assists, minus-7, and 33 PIMs in 33 games.
  5. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 13 points (Five goals and Eight assists) and 12 PIMs in 17 games.
  6. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Nine points (Five goals and Four assists), minus-14, and 62 PIMs in 36 games.
  7. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Eight points (Three goals and Five assists) and 12 PIMs in 22 games.
  8. Fredric Larsson (Brynas J20, SuperElit) – Eight points (Four goals and Four assists), plus-3, and 51 PIMs in 24 games.
  9. Valeri Vasilyev (Spartak Moskva and MHC Spartak) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists), plus-4, and 53 PIMs in 35 games.
  10. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), minus-5, and 59 PIMs in 17 games.
  11. Mark Alt (University of Minnesota, NCAA) – Four assists, plus-12, and 18 PIMs in 23 games.
  12. Matthew Konan (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Three assists, minus-3, and 32 PIMs in 16 games.
  13. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three assists, plus-4, and 46 PIMs in 32 games.
  14. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Two assists, plus-4, and two PIMs in 17 games.


  1. Jakub Kovar (HC Ceske Budejovice, Tipsport Extraliga) – 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage in 15 games.
  2. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 7-11-1, 2.82 GAA, and .910 save percentage.
  3. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights and University of Nebraska-Omaha) – 3-5-0, 2.77 GAA, and .902 save percentage.
  4. Niko Hovinen (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 4-6-3, 3.14 GAA, and .889 save percentage in 16 games.