The Philadelphia Flyers are in a downward spiral, so let’s take a look towards the future in this week’s prospect report.
Let’s get to it.
Cooper Marody (Center, Michigan)
2016 6th round pick (158th overall)
The University of Michigan had a weekend off from NCAA play, but they took on the USA Hockey National Team Development Program U-18 team in an exhibition contest. Michigan won the game 7-3, with Cooper Marody picking up three assists.
Marody is still among the NCAA leaders (tied for sixth) in scoring with 21 points in 14 games.
Last week: 1 exhibition game, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points
Season total: 14 games, 4 goals, 17 assists, 21 points
Wade Allison (Right Wing, Western Michigan)
2016 2nd round pick (52nd overall)
Wade Allison picked up one goal this weekend in two games.
He got the Broncos within one late in the 3rd period against North Dakota, but they fell 4-3 on Friday night. They then lost 4-1 on Saturday night as well.
Allison is tied for 10th in the NCAA with 20 points in 17 games.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point
Season total: 17 games, 11 goals, 9 assists, 20 points
Tanner Laczynski (Center, Ohio State)
2016 6th round pick (169th overall)
Tanner Laczynski is tearing it up in his sophomore year.
He scored a goal and added two assists in a shootout loss to Penn State on Friday night, then was held off the scoresheet in a 4-1 loss on Saturday night.
Laczynski is now tied with Allison at 10th in the NCAA with 20 points in 16 games.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goals, 2 assists, 3 points
Season total: 16 games, 6 goals, 14 assists, 20 points
Terrance Amorosa (Defenseman, Clarkson University)
2013 5th round pick (132nd overall)
Terrance Amorosa was held off the scoresheet this weekend for the first time this month.
He picked up a two-minute minor in Clarkson’s 5-1 win on Friday night. It was their lone game of the weekend.
Amorosa is tied for seventh among defensemen scoring in the NCAA with 14 points in his senior season. He is also tied for fourth among defensemen with a +10 rating.
Last week: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points
Season total: 17 games, 4 goals, 10 assists, 14 points
Wyatt Kalynuk (Defenseman, Wisconsin)
2017 7th round pick (196th overall)
Wyatt Kalynuk continued his great freshman season this weekend.
He picked up two assists on Friday night before being held off the scoresheet on Saturday.
Kalynuk is right behind Amorosa with 13 points, tying him for the most points by a freshman defenseman and tied for 13th among all defensemen. For reference Dante Fabbro, who was drafted 17th overall in the 2016 NHL draft has 11 points in 17 games in his sophomore season.
Last week: 2 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points
Season total: 19 games, 1 goal, 12 assists, 13 points
Brendan Warren (Left Wing, Michigan)
2015 3rd round pick (81st overall) by Arizona
Brendan Warren was held off the scoresheet in the exhibition game against the U.S. NTDP U-18 team.
Last week: 1 exhibition game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points
Season total: 14 games, 3 goal, 2 assists, 5 points
David Drake (Defenseman, Connecticut)
2013 7th round pick (192nd overall)
David Drake was held off the scoresheet once again this weekend in one game.
Last week: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 points
Season total: 18 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points
Morgan Frost (Center, Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds)
2017 1st round pick (27th overall)
Morgan Frost is scorching hot.
Frost scored a goal and added three assists for his fourth-straight multi-point game on Thursday night. But he was then held out of the lineup on Friday for breaking a team rule.
That didn’t stop his streak on Sunday, though. He picked up two more assists to extend his multi-point game streak to five. He has two goals and 12 assists for 14 points over his past five games.
Frost now has 42 points, which ties him for third most in the OHL. He has been unbelievable over the past few weeks.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points
Season total: 27 games, 13 goals, 29 assists, 42 points
Matthew Strome (Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs)
2017 4th round pick (106th overall)
Matthew Strome keeps scoring to jump up the charts.
He started off the weekend with two assists and second star honors in a 4-3 win on Thursday night before being held off the scoresheet on Friday.
He was back at it on Sunday thought, with a goal and two more assists for a three-point night and he was named the first star of the game.
Strome has multi-point games in three of his last four, with three goals and five assists for eight points in his last four games. The sleeper pick is now a few points over a point-per-game pace and is showing why the Flyers took a flyer on him in the fourth-round.
Last week: 3 games, 1 goals, 4 assists, 5 points
Season total: 26 games, 14 goals, 15 assists, 29 points
Connor Bunnaman (Center, Kitchener Rangers)
2016 4th round pick (109th overall)
Connor Bunnaman has cooled off a bit.
He extended his point streak to seven games with an assist on Wednesday, giving him points in 12 of 13 games, but that ended on Friday. He was held off the scoresheet on both Friday and Sunday.
He hasn’t scored a goal in six games, but is still near a point per game on the season.
Last week: 3 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point
Season total: 27 games, 14 goals, 11 assists, 25 points
Anthony Salinitri (Left Wing, Sarnia Sting)
2016 6th round pick (172nd overall)
Anthony Salinitri finally got back on the scoresheet this week.
After his point drought extended to three games (and one point in five games) on Friday, he scored in back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday for the sting. The late-round pick is still showing some promise.
Last week: 3 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 2 points
Season total: 29 games, 12 goals, 13 assists, 25 points
Maksim Sushko (Right Wing, Owen Sound Attack)
2017 4th round pick (107th overall)
Maksim Sushko picked it up this weekend.
He had two points on both Wednesday and Friday. He scored and added an assist in his first game this week, then potted two goals on Friday night.
Last week: 3 games, 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 points
Season total: 25 games, 14 goals, 9 assists, 23 points
Isaac Ratcliffe (Left Wing, Guelph Storm)
2017 2nd round pick (35th Overall)
Isaac Ratcliffe is still scoring a bit.
He got one goal this weekend in two games, and also scored in the shootout to help clinch the win. His goal wasn’t necessarily a highlight-reel play like his past few, but he used his size and reach in front of the net to bury a rebound. He then made a nice move in the shootout to score.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal (1 shootout goal), 0 assists, 1 point
Season total: 26 games, 13 goals, 9 assists, 22 points
German Rubtsov (Center/Left Wing, Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
2016 1st round pick (22nd overall)
German Rubtsov got back to it this weekend.
He scored a goal on Friday night, then picked up two assists in the Titan’s 6-3 win on Sunday evening.
Rubtsov has been moving around the lineup for Acadie-Bathurst, playing both left wing and center.
Last week: 2 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points
Titan total: 10 games, 3 goals, 8 assists, 11 points
Season total: 21 games, 6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points
Pascal Laberge (Forward, Victoriaville Tigres)
2016 2nd round pick (36th overall)
Pascal Laberge has been disappointing this season.
He ended his poor month of November with no points on Wednesday night. He finished the month with one goal and two assists in 12 games.
He started out December with a bang, though; well, he got on the scoresheet. He picked up a primary assist on Sunday evening.
Laberge has been incredibly underwhelming since being drafted in the second round. He suffered a concussion early last season and hasn’t been the same since.
Last week: 2 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point
Season total: 26 games, 5 goals, 10 assists, 15 points
Carsen Twarynski (Forward, Kelowna Rockets)
2016 3rd round pick (82nd overall)
Carsen Twarynski keeps doing his thing.
He has been flying under the radar in terms of Flyers prospects since being drafted, but the discussion around him might start picking up. He was named the first star in a 5-3 win on Wednesday night thanks to a fantastic effort. He scored three goals, all in the first two periods, for a hat trick.
Twarynski was named the first star again on Friday night when he scored a goal and added an assist on the eventual game-winner. That extended his multi-point streak to three games, and his point streak to five games. He had points in nine of 11 games, including 10 goals and seven assists, prior to being held off the scoresheet on Sunday.
The third-round pick should start receiving some recognition for his great play.
Last week: 3 games, 4 goals, 1 assists, 5 points
Season total: 25 games, 19 goals, 13 assists, 32 points
Carter Hart (Goalie, Everett Silvertips)
2016 2nd round pick (48th overall)
Speaking of great play, we have Carter Hart.
After being named the WHL Goaltender of the Month for November, Hart followed that up with a great start to December.
Hart stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced in a 3-1 win on Friday night, then earned another shutout on Saturday night as he stopped all 30 shots he faced.
Hart now has shutouts in four of his last nine starts. He hasn’t allowed more than two goals in any of his last nine games either for an 8-1 record.
Quite frankly, Hart is doing better than anyone could’ve even imagined. He leads the WHL and CHL in save percentage (.956), goals against average (1.46), shutouts (4), and is only not among the wins leaders due to missing a few weeks with mono.
Last week: 2-0-0, 62 saves on 63 shots (.984 SV%), 0.50 GAA, 1 SO
Season total: 10-2-1, 432 saves on 452 shots (.956 SV%), 1.46 GAA, 4 SO
Three stars of the week
- Morgan Frost (2 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points)
- Carsen Twarynski (3 games, 4 goals, 1 assists, 5 points)
- Carter Hart (2-0-0, 62 saves on 63 shots (.984 SV%), 0.50 GAA, 1 SO)
Prospect leading scorers
- Morgan Frost – 42 points (13 goals, 29 assists) in 27 games
- Carsen Twarynski – 32 points (19 goals, 13 assists) in 25 games
- Connor Bunnaman – 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 27 games
- Matthew Strome – 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 26 games
- Anthony Salinitri – 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) in 29 games
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