Flyers Draft Derek Mathers

With the 206th pick in the 2011 Entry Draft, the Flyers select winger Derek Mathers of the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. Birthdate: August 4, 1993 Birthplace: Strathroy, Ontario Height: 6’3″ Weight: 226lbs. Shoots: Right Position: Right Wing Mathers made his rookie debut with the Peterborough Petes this past season. He tallied 1 goal and 4 assists in 55 games. Mathers, known more for his toughness, racked up 171 penalty minutes which included 27 fights. His fight card can be found here. Mathers was actually drafted in into the OHL as a defenseman in the foruth round of …

Flyers draft Petr Placek

With the 176th pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers select winger Peter Placek from The Hotchkiss School, a prep school in Connecticut. Birthdate: December 28, 1992 Birthplace: Rakovnik, Czech Height: 6’4″ Weight: 210lbs. Shoots: Right Position: Right Wing This past season, Placek posted 13 points (7G, 6A) in 8 games for The Hotchkiss School, where he was a co-captain of the Bearcats. In the 2010 season, the Czech native had 32 points (16G, 16A) in 24 games. He lead the team in goal scoring that season. As a 15-year old, he played for HC Kladno U18 and scored …

Flyers draft Colin Suellentrop

Photo courtesy of NHL.com With the 116th pick in the 2011 draft, the Flyers selected defenseman, Colin Suellentrop, from the Oshawa Generals. Birthday: June 10, 1993 From: Plantation, Florida Height: 6’1″ Weight: 190 lbs Shoots: Right Suellentrop made his rookie debut with the Oshawa Generals in the 2009-2010 season where he posted a goal and 5 assists in 54 games played. He was also a -37 on the year, but the Generals were one of the poorer teams in the league. This past season he made leaps on both sides of the puck. He finished with 14 assists in 59 …

Flyers draft Marcel Noebels

With the 118th pick in the 2011 draft, Flyers select forward Marcel Noebels of the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds. Birthdate: March 14, 1992 Birthplace: Tonisvorst, Germany Height: 6’2″ Weight: 205lbs Position: Wing Shoots: Left Noebels posted 54 points (28G, 26A) in 66 games in his rookie season for the Thunderbirds. He also played for Germany at the 2011 U-20 World Junior Championship this past season. He posted 3 points (1G, 2A) in 6 games there. Noebels was named the Thunderbirds’ player of the week on September 24. At the WJC, he was named the U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team. At …

Flyers draft Nick Cousins

With the 68th pick in the 2011 draft, the Flyers selected center, Nick Cousins, from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Birthday: Jul 20, 1993 From: Belleville, ONT Height: 5’10″ Weight: 166lbs Shoots: Left Last season, Cousins posted 68 points in 68 games, split between a team-high 29 goals and 39 assists. His point total was second highest on the team. Cousins posted 5 points (4G, 1A) in 7 games for Canada at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships. Central Scouting had Cousins ranked at 71st overall among North American skaters. He has good offensive upside but needs to work on his two-way …

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