Future Flyers Report: The later picks of 2013

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Of the six draft picks the Philadelphia Flyers had in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, many fans know about Samuel Morin, Robert Hagg, and Tyrell Goulbourne. The hopes are that Morin and Hagg will be on the Flyers’ blue line for awhile starting in a few years, while Goulbourne is expected to be the second coming of Zac Rinaldo, whether that’s good news or bad news for the club. However, what about the final three picks in this year’s draft?

With their fifth-round pick, the Orange and Black selected Terrance Amorosa, a 19-year-old left-handed defenseman who is 6’2″ and weighs 190 pounds. After spending the last two seasons with Holderness High School in the USHS, Amorosa has joined the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL this season. To date, the blue liner has five helpers and a plus-7 rating in 12 games. Amorosa is expected to play for Providence College next year in the NCAA.

In the sixth round, the Flyers picked goaltender Merrick Madsen, who is 6’4″ and weighs 176 pounds. Along with being selected by the Flyers this year, Madsen was also picked by the Des Moines Buccaneers in the second round of the 2013 USHL Entry Draft. He hasn’t played for the Buccaneers yet, as he has spent the whole season with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL. He is 3-3-0 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.29 GAA with the Minotauros, as he stopped 18 of the 20 shots he saw in his most reason game, which was a 4-2 win over the Austin Bruins. The netminder will play for Harvard University next year.

The final draft pick for the Flyers this year was David Drake, who Philly took 192nd overall in the seventh round. After posting one goal, six PIMs, and a minus-13 rating in 12 games with the Des Moines Buccaneers, Drake has one assist, six PIMs, and is only minus-3 so far this season. The 18-year-old d-man is 6’4″ and weighs in at 220 pounds.


  1. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 31 points (14 goals and 17 assists), plus-8, and 25 PIMs in 17 games.
  2. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 27 points (15 goals and 12 assists), plus-14, and eight PIMs in 21 games.
  3. Nick Cousins (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Nine points (Three goals and Six assists) and four PIMs in 14 games.
  4. Tyrell Goulbourne (Kelowna Rockets, WHL) – Eight points (Three goals and Five assists), plus-3, and 24 PIMs in 14 games.
  5. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Eight points (One goal and Seven assists) and minus-4 in 14 games.
  6. Petr Straka (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Seven points (Two goals and Five assists), plus-3, and four PIMs in 12 games.
  7. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), plus-1, and 34 PIMs in 14 games.
  8. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – Six goals, minus-1, and 13 PIMs in 15 games.
  9. Andrew Johnston (Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL) – Fivta, NCAA) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), minus-2, and four PIMs in eight games.
  10. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHe points (One goal and Four assists), plus-2, and 10 PIMs in 11 games.
  11. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five points (One goal and Four assists), plus-4, and eight PIMs in 12 games.
  12. Brandon Alderson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), minus-2, and four PIMs in 12 games.
  13. Kyle Flanagan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three points (One goal and Two assists) and plus-1 in eight games.
  14. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three points (One goal and Two assists), plus-3, and six PIMs in 12 games.
  15. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, plus-1, and two PIMs in nine games.
  16. Derek Mathers (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Zero points and 24 PIMs in nine games.


  1. Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL) – Nine points (Four goals and Five assists), minus-3, and 30 PIMs in 16 games.
  2. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – Eight points (Two goals and Six assists), minus-1, and 10 PIMs in nine games.
  3. Mark Alt (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (One goal and Five assists), plus-3, and nine PIMs in 13 games.
  4. Terrance Amorosa (Sioux City Musketeers, USHL) – Five assists, plus-7, and four PIMs in 12 games.
  5. Robert Hagg (MODO and MODO J20) – Five assists and 12 PIMs in 20 games.
  6. Tyler Hostetter (Wichita Thunder, CHL) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), minus-1, and 11 PIMs in eight games.
  7. Fredric Larsson (Youngstown Phantoms, USHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), minus-3, and 32 PIMs in 13 games.
  8. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three points (One goal and Two assists), minus-3, and 26 PIMs in 14 games.
  9. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, minus-1, and 12 PIMs in 14 games.
  10. Valeri Vasilyev (Spartak Moscow, KHL) – Two assists, minus-1, and 10 PIMs in 19 games.
  11. Maxim Lamarche (Elmira Jackals, ECHL) – One goal, minus-two, and two PIMs in three games.
  12. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – One goal in six games.
  13. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – One assist, minus-1, and two PIMs in four games.
  14. Cullen Eddy (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One assist, plus-2, and 13 PIMs in 11 games.
  15. David Drake (Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL) – One assist, minus-3, and six PIMs in 13 games.
  16. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – One assist, plus-7, and 33 PIMs in 14 games.


  1. Antony Stolarz (London Knights, OHL) – 10-2-1, .926 save percentage, and 2.55 GAA.
  2. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 4-3-0, .932 save percentage, and 2.12 GAA.
  3. Merrick Madsen (Minot Minotauros, NAHL) – 3-3-0, .915 save percentage, and 2.29 GAA.