Prospect Profiles: Tyler Hostetter

“He was a pleasant surprise from our end. He moves well and has some poise with the puck. There are a lot of things we like about him.” – Flyers Director of Hockey Operations, Chris Pryor Position: Defense Shoots: Right Height: 5’11″ Weight: 200 lbs Birthdate: January 30, 1991 Age: 20 Hometown: Lititz, Pennsylvania Acquired: Signed as free agent (9-22-09) Tyler Hostetter made his OHL debut in the 07-08 season with the Erie Otters. He had a modest 11 points (1 g, 10 a) in 57 games, playing in a smaller role with the Otters. The 08-09 season was Tyler …

Prospect Profiles: Sean Couturier

Position: Center Shoots: Left Height: 6’4″ Weight: 197 lbs Birthdate: December 7, 1992 Age: 18 Hometown: Bathurst, NB Acquired: 8th overall pick of the 2011 Entry Draft Sean Couturier is described by scouts as a two-way forward. He has good size, good vision, and good hockey sense. He protects the puck well and has the ability to play in all three zones. He had a solid character and is a competitor. He needs to work on his skating and needs to get stronger. Scouts took notice of Sean Couturier when he was only 13 years of age. Once considered a …

Prospect Profiles: Ben Holmstrom

Photo courtesy of theahl.com Position: Center Shoots: Right Height: 6.1″ Weight: 180 Birthdate: April 9, 1987 Age: 24 Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado Acquired: Signed as free agent (3-17-10) Ben Holmstrom spent his junior years playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League from 2003-2006. He tallied 14 goals and 18 assists in 126 games over three years with the Stampede. In his final season with te Stampede, he captained them to their first ever championship and to a franchise best record of 43-13-4. Holmstrom headed to the NCAA to play for the University of Massachusetts Lowell …

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 …

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