Future Flyers Report: 1/28

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Tye McGinn made his NHL debut on Tuesday night, as his first four games with the Philadelphia Flyers were impressive. Not only did the forward knock around Kris Newbury in his second game, McGinn registered his first goal in the NHL in the first period of Philly’s 7-1 rout of the Florida Panthers on Saturday. On top of that, McGinn has six hits in his first four contests with the Flyers.

Unfortunately for Eric Wellwood, McGinn’s success at the highest level helped cause him to be moved down to the Adirondack Phantoms. Wellwood didn’t participate in any games with the Phantoms since his return to their roster.

Along with forwards for Philly, the crease in Trenton was another place that saw a lot of player movement. In addition to Cal Heeter being added to the club, Niko Hovinen was claimed off of waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.

Heeter made his ECHL debut on Saturday in the Trenton Titans’ 3-2 loss to the visiting Wheeling Nailers. The former Buckeye stopped 23 of the 25 shots the Nailers threw at him, as the goaltender made an unusual exit from the game. After Matt Germain beat him for the second time in the affair, Heeter grabbed the puck from the back of the net and launched it into the crowd. The goalie’s actions led to a game misconduct, as Heeter’s 47:11 of action didn’t yield a decision. The decisive goal came on Scott Wedgewood a little over nine minutes after Heeter left the contest.

As for Hovinen, the goaltender hasn’t suited up for either an Oilers or Oklahoma City Barons’ game yet. It is rumored that Hovinen, who struggled in Adirondack to start the 2012-2013 preseason, could possibly find time being a back up for Edmonton’s squad. The Oilers’ goalie tandem is currently Devan Dubnyk and Yann Danis, as Nikolai Khabibulin is injured at the moment.


  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 76 points (19 goals and 57 assists), plus-22, and 54 PIMs in 49 games.
  2. Andrew Rowe (Norfolk Admirals and Elmira Jackals) – 39 points (16 goals and 23 assists), minus-6, and 28 PIMs in 42 games.
  3. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 36 points (16 goals and 20 assists), minus-5, and 16 PIMs in 41 games.
  4. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 34 points (18 goals and 16 assists), plus-23, and 42 PIMs in 42 games.
  5. Scott Laughton (Philadelphia Flyers and Oshawa Generals) – 33 points (13 goals and 20 assists), plus-3, and 42 PIMs in 37 games.
  6. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 30 points (Eight goals and 22 assists), minus-9, and 18 PIMs in 41 games.
  7. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 17 points (12 goals and Five assists), minus-9, and 61 PIMs in 37 games.
  8. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) – 16 points (Seven goals and Nine assists), minus-6, and 92 PIMs in 48 games.
  9. Harry Zolnierczyk (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 14 points (Nine goals and Five assists), minus-12, and 46 PIMs in 41 games.
  10. Eric Wellwood (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – Nine points (Four goals and Five assists), minus-2, and six PIMs in 33 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) – Eight assists, minus-13, and 25 PIMs in 25 games.
  13. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Eight points (Five goals and Three assists), minus-16, and 25 PIMs in 33 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) – Four points (Three goals and One assist), minus-3, and 21 PIMs in Nine games.
  16. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), minus-8, and 15 PIMs in 35 games.
  17. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Three points (Two goals and One assist), minus-9, and six PIMs in 26 games.
  18. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Two goals, minus-8, and 12 PIMs in 18 games.
  19. Mike Testwuide (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two goals, minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 19 games.


  1. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 18 points (Three goals and 15 assists), minus-3, and 50 PIMs in 49 games.
  2. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 16 points (Five goals and 11 assists) and 14 PIMs in 21 games.
  3. Blake Kessel (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 15 points (Four goals and 11 assists), minus-11, and 16 PIMs in 34 games.
  4. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 15 assists, minus-9, and 33 PIMs in 35 games.
  5. Erik Gustafsson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 14 points (Three goals and 11 assists), minus-12, and 27 PIMs in 26 games.
  6. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 12 points (Five goals and Seven assists), minus-19, and 70 PIMs in 39 games.
  7. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Nine points (Three goals and Six assists) and 14 PIMs in 24 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 (MHC Spartak and Spartak Moskva) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), plus-5, and 55 PIMs in 34 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-13, and 20 PIMs in 25 games.
  12. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Three assists, minus-5, and 32 PIMs in 18 games.
  13. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three assists, plus-2, and 50 PIMs in 35 games.
  14. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Two assists, plus-2, and two PIMs in 19 games.


  1. Jakub Kovar (HC Ceske Budejovice, Tipsport Extraliga) – .933 save percentage and 2.01 GAA in 18 games.
  2. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights and University of Nebraska-Omaha) – 3-0-0, .919 save percentage and 2.30 GAA in OHL. 2-5-0, .898 save percentage, and 2.56 GAA in NCAA.
  3. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 7-11-1, .906 save percentage and 2.97 GAA in AHL.
  4. Niko Hovinen (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 4-6-3, .889 save percentage, and 3.14 GAA in 16 games.