Future Flyers Report: Stolarz and Alderson Sign, Wahl Added

Brandon Alderson (left) with the Greyhounds. Image courtesy of kitchenerrangers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers signed a pair of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to entry-level contracts this week. One of those was expected, as goaltending prospect Anthony Stolarz inked a deal. The other signing wasn’t, as forward Brandon Alderson also joined the organization.

Stolarz continues to impress in the OHL with the London Knights. With three wins this week, Stolarz extended his winning streak to seven straight starts and improved his record to 11-2-1 with the Knights. During this personal winning streak, Stolarz has produced three games where he has allowed one goal against or less and two games where he allowed only two goals against.

Alderson is third on the Greyhounds in scoring, which is pretty impressive considering he is teammates with Nick Cousins, who is third in the OHL in scoring, and Ryan Sproul, who was picked 55th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2011 NHL Draft. The forward has 25 goals and 33 assists in 61 games this year. The 21-year-old right winger is enduring his second season as a Greyhound, as he posted 39 points in 65 contests last campaign. Before his time with Sault Ste. Marie, Alderson was a member of the Sarnia Sting, where he had 24 goals and 30 assists in 135 games.

Earlier in the week, before the two signings, the Flyers traded forward Mike Testwuide to the Calgary Flames’ organization in exchange for center Mitch Wahl. Picked by the Flames 48th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, Wahl has split time in the AHL and ECHL over the last two seasons. In 2011-2012, the forward went pointless in five games for the Abbotsford Heat and had five points in 22 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs. With the Utah Grizzlies last season, Wahl had 40 points in 38 games. This season, Wahl had 19 goals and 40 assists in 45 games with the Grizzlies and one goal in six games with the Heat. So far with the Phantoms, Wahl has yet to record a point and is minus-5.

FORWARDS

  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 98 points (26 goals and 72 assists), plus-24, and 73 PIMs in 58 games.
  2. Brandon Alderson (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 58 points (25 goals and 33 assists), plus-18, and 58 PIMs in 61 games.
  3. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 56 points (27 goals and 29 assists), plus-38, and 57 PIMs in 59 games.
  4. Scott Laughton (Philadelphia Flyers and Oshawa Generals) – 54 points (22 goals and 32 assists), plus-22, and 70 PIMs in 51 games.
  5. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 41 points (17 goals and 24 assists), minus-10, and 16 PIMs in 55 games.
  6. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 40 points (10 goals and 30 assists), minus-15, and 30 PIMs in 55 games.
  7. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) – 28 points (10 goals and 18 assists), plus-1, and 125 PIMs in 63 games.
  8. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 20 points (14 goals and Six assists), minus-8, and 71 PIMs in 49 games.
  9. Harry Zolnierczyk (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 18 points (Nine goals and Nine assists), minus-11, and 90 PIMs in 52 games.
  10. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 15 points (Three goals and 12 assists), minus-16, and 29 PIMs in 39 games.
  11. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 12 points (Six goals and Six assists), minus-17, and 33 PIMs in 45 games.
  12. Eric Wellwood (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 12 points (Six goals and Six assists), minus-1, and eight PIMs in 47 games.
  13. Garrett Roe (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Nine points (Five goals and Four assists), minus-4, and 31 PIMs in 36 games.
  14. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Eight points (Two goals and Six assists), plus-3, and 29 PIMs in 22 games.
  15. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Eight points (Three goals and Five assists), minus-16, and 13 PIMs in 41 games.
  16. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – Seven points (Six goals and One assist), minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 17 games.
  17. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists), minus-13, and 26 PIMs in 45 games.
  18. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Two goals, minus-8, and 16 PIMs in 26 games.
  19. Mitch Wahl (Abbotsford Heat and Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One goal, minus-3, and Four PIMs in nine games.

DEFENSEMEN

  1. Blake Kessel (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 28 points (Six goals and 22 assists), minus-10, and 32 PIMs in 45 games.
  2. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 24 points (Five goals and 19 assists), plus-3, and 54 PIMs in 63 games.
  3. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 23 points (Six goals and 17 assists) and 22 PIMs in 30 games.
  4. Erik Gustafsson (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 20 points (Four goals and 16 assists), minus-12, and 39 PIMs in 40 games.
  5. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 16 assists, minus-11, and 37 PIMs in 38 games.
  6. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (Six goals and Nine assists), minus-24, and 114 PIMs in 53 games.
  7. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – 10 points (Three goals and Seven assists) and 22 PIMs in 32 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 Moscow, KHL and MHC Spartak, MHL) – Seven points (Three goals and Four assists), plus-2, and 61 PIMs in 43 games.
  10. Mark Alt (University of Minnesota, NCAA) – Six assists, plus-16, and 20 PIMs in 33 games.
  11. Matthew Konan (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Five points (One goal and Four assists), minus-11, and 42 PIMs in 29 games.
  12. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five assists, minus-3, and 57 PIMs in 49 games.
  13. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), minus-5, and 59 PIMs in 17 games.
  14. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Three assists, plus-3, and four PIMs in 29 games.

GOALTENDERS

  1. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights and University of Nebraska-Omaha) – 11-2-1, 2.14 GAA, and .927 save percentage with the Knights. 2-5-0, 2.56 GAA, and .898 save percentage with Mavericks.
  2. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 8-13-2, 2.96 GAA, and .906 save percentage with Phantoms. 1-1-0, 3.21 GAA, and .909 save percentage in three games with Titans.