Prospect Profiles: Simon Bertilsson

Photo courtesy of brynas.se Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left Height: 6.0″ Weight: 198 Birthdate: April 19, 1991 Age: 20 Hometown: Karlskoga, Sweden Acquired: 2009 3rd round pick – 87th overall  “Bertilsson has good size and a decent shot and adds good puck movement and distribution skills to a strong skating base to create a very dynamic package for a defender. He is calm with the puck and often makes strong intelligent decisions.” – International Scouting Service Simon Bertilsson spent most of the 2008-2009 season split between Brynas IF’s J20 junior team and their senior roster. The normally defensive minded defender finished …

Prospect Profiles: Jason Akeson

Photo courtesy of ontariohockeyleague.com Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right Height: 5.11″ Weight: 183 Birthdate: June 3, 1990 Age: 20 Hometown: Orleans, Ontario Acquired: Signed as free agent (3-02-11) “He’s got elite vision, he’s got elite passing ability. That’s what separates him, he is able to make plays that other guys can’t make. I think his passing level, his hockey sense, are at a pro level right now.”- Kitchener Rangers GM/Head Coach Steve Spott “He’s got a special gift.  He can see the ice like not a lot of players can. He’s got that extra patience with the puck. Everything is …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (4/11 – 4/17)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. This week’s edition of the weekly report will be brief with the regular season coming to an end. Stay tuned for our new prospect feature starting next week. Playoff update: Tyler Brown and the Plymouth Whalers were eliminated in the 2nd round of the OHL playoffs this past week. Tyler Brown did not register any points in games 3 and 4. Tye McGinn’s Gatineau Olympique’s came back and won four straight after going down 0-2 to start the series. McGinn …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (4/4 – 4/10)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Jason Akeson and the Kitchener Rangers played a game seven versus Tyler Brown and the Plymouth Whalers earlier this week. Akeson assisted on both of the Rangers’ goals, but it was not enough for Kitchener to move on. Brown scored a goal and assisted on another to help his team advance to round two. Brown assisted on all three of Plymouth’s goals in the opening match of round two, but his team fell short. He was held pointless in …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (3/28 – 4/3)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Jason Akeson scored a hat trick and was named the first star in a 6-4 win in game five of the first round. He also finished with an assist in game six. Tyler Brown assisted on the game winning goal in overtime during game four. He also had a 4 assist game in game five. The series between will be going to game seven. Tye McGinn and Dave Labrecque will both be moving to the second round of the …