Prospect Profiles: Shane Harper

Photo courtesy of theahl.com Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right Height: 5.11″ Weight: 193 Birthdate: February 1, 1989 Age: 22 Hometown: Valencia, California Acquired: Signed as free agent (3-04-10) “Shane’s obviously got some gifts. He’s a very talented kid with the puck and an exceptional skater. He also has the ability to beat people one-on-one, and he has the touch around the net. Those are the things when you get a young athlete that you cannot make them better at. You either have that or you don’t.” – Flyers scout Mark Greig “He’s a talented kid. He’s got a nose for …

Prospect Profiles: Erik Gustafsson

  photo courtesy of phantomshockey.com Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left Height: 5’10″ Weight: 180 Birthdate: December 15, 1988 Age: 22 Hometown: Kvissleby, Sweden Acquired: Signed as free agent (3-31-10) Erik Gustafsson made the trek to North America after spending his junior aged years in the system of Timra of the Swedish league. He spent his first three 3 years playing college hockey for Northern Michigan University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). Gustafsson had an impressive debut season for the Wildcats. He finished with 27 assists in 44 games as a rookie. As a result, he was named to the …

Prospect Profiles: Joacim Eriksson

photo courtesy of flyers.nhl.com Position: Goalie Catches: Right Height: 6.2? Weight: 187 Birth date: April 9, 1990 Age: 21 Hometown: Gavle, Sweden Acquired: 2008 7th round pick – 196 overall “Our scouts have been very impressed with his poise and technical ability, and think he will only continue to get better.” – Flyers Director of Hockey Operations, Chris Pryor Joacim Eriksson was a member ofthe Brynas IF junior system during his draft season of 2007-2008. He spent the year split between their J18 (under 18) and J20 (under 20) junior teams. Eriksson was the starting goalie for the J18 team. …

Prospect Profiles: Tyler Brown

Photo courtesy of plymouthwhalers.com Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left Height: 6.2″ Weight: 180 Birthdate: February 7, 1990 Age: 21 Hometown: Wasaga Beach, Ontario Acquired: Signed as free agent (3-02-11) Tyler Brown’s OHL career began when the Plymouth Whalers drafted him in the 11th round of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection. Brown’s debut for the Whalers was an eventful one. The rookie recorded a goal and 5 assists in 38 games. As a result, Brown was passed over at the 2008 NHL entry draft. Brown’s sophomore season was an improvement for him as he proved he had a modest amount of …

Prospect Profiles: Marc-Andre Bourdon

Photo Courtesy of theahl.com Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left Height: 6.0? Weight: 225 Birthdate: September 17, 1989 Age: 21 Hometown: St. Hyacinthe, QC Acquired: 2008 3rd round pick – 67th overall “Bourdon is a big man, who also plays a very physical game. He has a lot of offensive skill, but it’s going to take some time for him to cultivate it and round into a better all-around player.” – Former Phantoms coach Kjell Samuelsson Bourdon began his junior career during the 2006-2007 season. The promising rookie finished the year with 2 goals and 26 over 63 games. He also had …