Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Name Team Games Goals Assists +/- Ricard Blidstrand Regina Pats 3 0 1 0 Nick Cousins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 2 2 -1 Derek Mathers Peterborough Petes 3 1 0 -1 Marcel Noebels Seattle Thunderbirds 1 1 0 -1 Colin Suellentrop Oshawa Generals 2 1 0 +3 Nick Cousins had a strong pair of games this weekend. He scored 2 goals in blowout on Friday. He followed it up by recording two helpers in 3-2 win on Saturday. Ricard …

Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. The OHL and WHL kicked off their seasons this week so we can begin tracking the progress of Flyers progress. The AHL, ECHL, and NCAA seasons have yet to begin so the report is a little light this week. I’ve renamed the column to something shorter and more catchy. Name Team Games Goals Assists +/- Ricard Blidstrand Regina Pats 2 0 0 0 Nick Cousins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 0 1 -1 Derek Mathers Peterborough Petes 2 1 1 …

Prospect Profiles: Zac Rinaldo

      Position: Right Wing Shoots: Left Height: 5’11″ Weight: 180 lbs Birthdate: June 15, 1990 Age: 21 Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario Acquired: 6th round, 178th overall, of the 2008 entry draft  “He’s absolutely fearless. The other team always knows when he’s on the ice, or at least they better be aware, because he will quickly announce himself. Zac plays with a great deal of pride and emotion. He’s a gritty player who wears his heart on his sleeve, and who will do anything to help us win. But he knows and understands the game, too, and he’s developing into …

Prospect Profiles: Brendan Ranford

Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left Height: 5’10″ Weight: 189 lbs Birthdate: May 3, 1992 Age: 19 Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta Acquired: 7th round (209 overall) of 2010 entry draft Underrated skill level. Shoots the puck pretty well. Can do a lot of things on offense. Has good two-way hockey sense. Competes and isn’t afraid of doing battle despite his smallish size. – Michael Remmerde, NHL scout. 2007-2008: As a 15 year old, Ranford play in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. He finished the season as the league’s leading scorer, scoring 33 goals and 79 points in 35 games. He won the …

Prospect Profiles: Luke Pither

Position: Center Shoots: Left Height: 6’0″ Weight: 194 lbs Birthdate: April 26, 1989 Age: 22 Hometown: Burketon, Ontario Acquired: Signed as free agent on March 4, 2010. 2005-2006 Pither’s Major Junior Hockey career begins with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. It was a disappointing season for the former 4th overall pick from the OHL Priority Selection Draft. He ended the year with 13 points (4 g, 9 a) in 68 games. He also registered an assist in 6 playoff games that season. 2006-2007 Kingston decided to cut their ties and traded Pither to the Guelph Storm 5 games into …