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Future Flyers Report: OHL and WHL playoffs set, Holmstrom signs extension

The playoffs for both the OHL and the WHL start this weekend, as four of the five teams in the two leagues that feature Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects advanced to the postseason. In the OHL, the Oshawa Generals and the London Knights will have home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs, while the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will be on the road to start the 2013 OHL postseason. The Generals finished third in the Eastern Conference and will play the Niagara IceDogs, who boast Ryan Strome, a forward that went fifth overall to the New York Islanders in the …

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 …