North American Prospect Weekly Report (10/11 – 10/17)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Patrick Maroon continues his strong start to the season with 2 more goals and 2 assists. He has 4 goals in 6 games so far this season.Eric Wellwood recorded his first and second goals as a professional along with his first assist as a pro. Luke Pither also recorded his first assist as a professional. Brendan Ranford continues to tear up the WHL with 4 goals and 6 points total this week. His 17 points in 11 games is …

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

The North American Prospect Report  follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing  in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: This week was a pretty good  for the forward prospects. Brendan Ranford lead the pack this week with 7 points in 3 games including 3 goals. Tye McGinn also had a great week with 4 points in 4 games. Patrick Maroon has gotten off to a hot start by scoring a goal in each game this weekend. Jonathan Kalinkski, Dave Labrecque, David Laliberte, Stefan Legein, and Mike Testwuide all also had solid performances this week by averaging a point …

North American prospect weekly report (9/27 – 10/3)

This is a new column that will follow the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing  in the various leagues throughout North America. This week’s edition focuses on our prospects playing junior hockey in Canada since the NCAA and AHL have yet to start their seasons. Thursday, September 30 Defenseman Tyler Hostetter finished with an assist and was a +1 on the night. Forward Dave Labrecque was held pointless in a 2-3 loss. Friday, October 1 Defenseman Ricard Blidstrand was pointless and a  – 1 in a 3-7 loss. Hostetter was pointless and a -2 on the evening in 3-7 loss. …

Evaluating Flyers prospects

I want to introduce another way of evaluating prospects using a NHL Equivalency or NHLE for short. Gabriel Desjardins, a prominent blogger in the hockey analysis world developed NHLE.  He has figured out the production equivalency for lower leagues and how they translate into the NHL. Meaning we can take a player’s stat line from a lesser league like the Canadian junior hockey league and figure out what the NHL equivalent for the player’s  performance would be. This gives us an idea of how a prospect would perform offensively at the NHL level. It’s not a perfect method for evaluating …

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