Future Flyers Report: McGinn’s quiet return to NHL, Larsson traded in the USHL

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After taking part in six NHL games earlier in the season, Tye McGinn made his way back to the Philadelphia Flyers’ lineup this weekend, as both Matt Read and Zac Rinaldo were out with injuries. His two-game tenure with the squad wasn’t as noticeable as his time with the team earlier in the campaign.

McGinn failed to register a point and produced one shot on net overall in his two games, as he worked on two different lines in Philly’s loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday and played with Sean Couturier and Vincent Lecavalier on Sunday in the loss to the New York Rangers. McGinn also finished minus-1 overall in the two games, as he saw 11:52 TOI against the Lightning and 13:41 TOI against the Rangers.

Earlier in the season, McGinn produced three goals and a plus-1 rating in his six-game term with the team.

On the blue line, Fredric Larsson was dealt between a pair of USHL clubs, as the Youngstown Phantoms traded him to the Tri-City Storm. In exchange for Larsson, who is the only player on the Storm’s roster to be drafted by an NHL team, the Phantoms acquired a 2014 sixth-round pick in the Phase Two draft. The trade doesn’t impact the Flyers’ relation to Larsson, as he is still property of the Orange and Black.

Larsson produced a goal and four helpers in 26 games with Youngstown this year, as he finished with 58 PIMs and a minus-1 rating. The Swedish blue liner, who stands six feet and four inches while weighing 170 pounds, has taken part in four fights this season on top of the few points he has produced. Tri-City is currently sixth in the USHL’s eight-team Western Conference and they rank 13th in the 16-team league.


  1. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 52 points (24 goals and 28 assists), plus-6, and 33 PIMs in 31 games.
  2. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 43 points (22 goals and 21 assists), plus-20, and 16 PIMs in 35 games.
  3. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 31 points (11 goals and 20 assists), minus-8, and 20 PIMs in 35 games.
  4. Tyrell Goulbourne (Kelowna Rockets, WHL) – 20 points (Six goals and 14 assists), plus-8, and 72 PIMs in 39 games.
  5. Petr Straka (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 16 points (Five goals and 11 assists), plus-2, and six PIMs in 33 games.
  6. Andrew Johnston (Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL) – 15 points (Three goals and 12 assists), plus-3, and 34 PIMs in 31 games.
  7. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (Six goals and Nine assists), plus-1, and 73 PIMs in 35 games.
  8. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15 points (Nine goals and Six assists), minus-8, and 22 PIMs in 36 games.
  9. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – 14 points (Five goals and Nine assists), plus-2, and 10 PIMs in 20 games.
  10. Nick Cousins (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 12 points (Four goals and Eight assists), minus-1, and 19 PIMs in 34 games.
  11. Brandon Alderson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Nine points (Five goals and Four assists) and 18 PIMs in 31 games.
  12. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (One goal and Five assists), plus-6, and 14 PIMs in 22 games.
  13. Kyle Flanagan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), minus-1, and four PIMs in 26 games.
  14. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists), plus-2, and 17 PIMs in 31 games.
  15. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three assists, plus-1, and six PIMs in 24 games.
  16. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Zero points, minus-1, and two PIMs in one game.
  17. Derek Mathers (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Zero points and 43 PIMs in 11 games.


  1. Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL) – 23 points (Six goals and 17 assists), plus-3, and 80 PIMs in 34 games.
  2. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 17 points (Five goals and 12 assists), minus-5, and 101 PIMs in 35 games.
  3. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 16 points (Six goals and 10 assists), plus-6, and 12 PIMs in 20 games.
  4. Mark Alt (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 10 points (One goal and Nine assists), minus-3, and 17 PIMs in 34 games.
  5. Terrance Amorosa (Sioux City Musketeers, USHL) – Nine points (Two assists and Seven goals), plus-11, and six PIMs in 28 games.
  6. Robert Hagg (MODO HK and MODO J20) – Eight points (One goal and Seven assists), minus-3, and 20 PIMs in 37 games.
  7. Tyler Hostetter (Wichita Thunder, CHL) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), minus-1, and 15 PIMs in 19 games.
  8. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists) and 10 PIMs in 20 games.
  9. Fredric Larsson (Tri-City Storm and Youngstown Phantoms, USHL) – Five points (One goal and Four assists), minus-5, and 58 PIMs in 26 games.
  10. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five assists, plus-12, and 83 PIMs in 35 games.
  11. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), plus-1, and two PIMs in 15 games.
  12. Cullen Eddy (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), plus-4, and 28 PIMs in 26 games.
  13. David Drake (Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL) – Three assists, minus-7, and eight PIMS in 27 games.
  14. Maxim Lamarche (Adirondack Phantoms and Elmira Jackals) – Three points (Two goals and One assist), minus-7, and 12 PIMs in 28 games.
  15. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, minus-7, and 22 PIMs in 26 games.
  16. Valeri Vasiliev (Spartak Moscow, KHL) – Two assists, minus-4, and 12 PIMs in 27 games.


  1. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13-11-0, .930 save percentage, and 2.08 GAA.
  2. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights, OHL) – 20-4-2, .923 save percentage, and 2.61 GAA.
  3. Merrick Madsen (Minot Minotauros, NAHL) – 6-9-0, .904 save percentage, and 2.70 GAA.