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Maksim Sushko had a strong week as well.

Kate Frese / SB Nation

Phantoms update:

2/2 - 3-2 WIN
2/3 - 2-1 LOSS

Philippe Myers (D): 2 GP, 4 shots, 4 PIM
Undrafted Free Agent

No points in his last 3 games as Myers remains at 12 points (3 G, 9 A) in 30 games in his rookie season. He is 18th among rookie defensemen in AHL scoring. He has a modest 0.21 CF% Rel.

Travis Sanheim (D): 2 GP, 1 assist, 6 shots, 2 PIM
2014 1st Round Pick, 17th overall

Sanheim is with the Phantoms because ... reasons. He has 2 points (both assists) in 5 games.

Mark Friedman (D): 1 GP, 3 shots
2014 3rd Round Pick, 86th overall

69 shots (nice) in 42 games this season without a goal. Now that is some serious bad luck.

Mike Vecchione (C): 2 GP, 5 shots
Undrafted Free Agent

His 3-game goal scoring streak came to an end, but the 24-year old rookie has 28 points (11 G, 17 A) in 41 games. Not too shabby.

Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (RW): 2 GP, 1 assist, 5 shots, 2 PIM
2014 2nd Round Pick, 48th overall

Since the beginning of January, NAK has 4 goals and 3 assists in 12 games. Overall, the 2nd year AHLer has 29 points (13 G, 16 A) in 47 games.

Oskar Lindblom (LW): 2 GP, 1 assist, 1 shot
2014 5th Round Pick, 138th overall

Another point for the young rookie, giving him 30 (13 G, 17 A) in 47 games.

Mikhail Vorobyev (C): 2 GP, 0 shots
2015 4th Round Pick, 104th overall

A quiet week for the rookie Russian center. He sits at 13 points (4 G, 9 A) in 31 games.

Cole Bardreau (C): 2 GP, 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots
Undrafted Free Agent

Bardreau will remain a thing for the time being, as he hasn’t stopped putting up points when he’s been in the lineup. He has 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in an injury riddled 16 games this season. His goal was the eventual game-winner on Friday.

Phantoms Notes: Danick Martel (RW) and Samuel Morin (D) remain out with injuries.


Notable Canadian junior performers this week:

Connor Bunnaman (C/LW), Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2016 4th Round Pick, 109th overall

  • 2/2 - 3 shots, 12 for 15 FOW
  • 2/3 - 2 shots, 3 for 11 FOW

After ending a nine-game goal-less drought with back-to-back goals on 1/21 and 1/23, The Bun Man has started a new 4-game goal-less skid. Bunnaman has 38 points (18 G, 18 A) in 49 games.

Anthony Salinitri (LW/C), Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2016 6th Round Pick, 172nd overall

  • 2/1 - 2 goals, 3 shots, 0 for 2 FOW
  • 2/2 - 1 goal, 7 shots, 3 for 5 FOW
  • 2/3 - 1 goal, 3 shots, 6 for 7 FOW

Salinitri might just be thinking about getting the ELC from the Flyers. His two-goal game ended a 6-game goal-less streak. In 52 games this season he has 22 goals and 23 assists.

Morgan Frost (C), Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
2017 1st Round Pick, 27th overall

  • 1/31 - 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 shots, 14 for 20 FOW
  • 2/2 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots, 2 PIM, 14 for 22 FOW
  • 2/4 - 1 assist, 1 shot, 7 for 13 FOW

So, uh ... Morgan Frost? 85 points (30 G, 55 A) in 50 games is best in the OHL. His 42 primary points at 5-on-5 is also the best in the OHL. What does this mean? Morgan Frost is the best player in the OHL. Fight me.

Isaac Ratcliffe (LW), Guelph Storm (OHL)
2017 2nd Round Pick, 35th overall

  • 2/1 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, 0 for 2 FOW
  • 2/2 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shots
  • 2/4 - 6 shots, 4 PIM, 2 for 3 FOW

His 3-game goal-streak came to an end on Sunday, but boy has Ratcliffe been straight fire the past few weeks. The third year OHLer tied his career-high in goals (28), but did so in 19 less games this season. Here is his goal from Friday.

Matthew Strome (LW), Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 106th overall

  • 2/1 - 2 shots
  • 2/2 - 2 shots, 0 for 1 FOW
  • 2/3 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots

It was a bit rough there, but Strome finally ends his 4-game goal/pointless skid with his 29th goal and 22nd assist of the season. He is 10th in OHL goal-scoring.

Maksim Sushko (RW), Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 107th overall

  • 1/31 - 1 goal, 5 shots
  • 2/2 - 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 shot
  • 2/3 - 2 goals, 7 shots

A very Frost-eque line from the young Belorussian. Sushko is now a point-per-game player (25 G, 17 A in 41 games) as a second-year player. That is something to be excited about.

Carsen Twarynski (LW), Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
2016 3rd Round Pick, 82nd overall

  • 1/30 - 1 goal, 6 shots, 1 for 4 FOW
  • 2/2 - 1 goal, 4 shots, 2 PIM, 0 for 4 FOW
  • 2/3 - 4 shots, 2 PIM

Twarynski is the Flyers’ prospect goal-scoring leader at 33. It’s looking more and more likely that he will probably get a contract from the Flyers following the WHL season.

Carter Hart (G), Everett Silvertips (WHL)
2016 2nd Round Pick, 48th overall

  • 1/31 - 2 GA, 39 saves
  • 2/2 - 2 GA, 29 saves
  • 2/3 - 2 GA, 23 saves

Hart’s SV% keeps PLUMMETING (now at .951). We all knew this was too good to be true because, I mean, unproven junior goalies, am I right?

Pascal Laberge (C), Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
2016 2nd Round Pick, 36th overall

  • 1/31 - 5 shots
  • 2/2 - 3 shots, 6 for 7 FOW
  • 2/3 - 1 goal, 4 shots, 2 PIM, 3 for 4 FOW

Not a completely lost week for Laberge as he picks up his 12th goal of the season. However, that is still only 32 points in 48 games.

German Rubtsov (C), Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
2016 1st Round Pick, 22nd overall

Not great news as it appears Rubtsov is out with an injury with no time-table on when he might return.


Notable European performers this week

Linus Högberg (D), Växjö Lakers HC (SHL)
2016 5th Round Pick, 139th overall

  • 1/30 - 12:02 TOI
  • 2/1 - 2 shots, 15:01 TOI
  • 2/3 - 2 shots, 14:22 TOI

Nothing much going on offensively, but happy to see him getting steady ice-time as a 19-year old defenseman in the SHL.

David Bernhardt (D), Djurgårdens IF (SHL)
2016 7th Round Pick, 199th overall

  • 1/30 - 2 assists, 1 shot, 15:11 TOI
  • 2/1 - 08:54 TOI
  • 2/3 - 08:38 TOI

So Bernhardt gets 5 assists in 3 games and his ice-time is cut in half. Someone more dialed into Djurgårdens will have to explain this one to me.

David Kaše (C/W), Mora IK (SHL)
2015 5th Round Pick, 128th overall

  • 1/30 - 1 assist, 3 shots, 15:34 TOI
  • 2/1 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots, 14:48 TOI
  • 2/3 - 1 shot, 17:18 TOI

You can see his slick 6th goal of the year here. Overall on the season Kase has 18 points in 35 games in his SHL rookie year.

Olle Lycksell (RW/C), Linköping HC (SHL)
2017 6th Round Pick, 168th overall

  • 1/30 - 13:42 TOI
  • 2/1 - 1 shot, 06:26 TOI
  • 2/3 - 1 goal, 2 shots, 06:52

Lycksell has made the most of his limited ice-time in the SHL, scoring 7 points (5 G, 2 A) in 24 contests. Across three levels this season, he has 28 points (14 G, 14 A) in 50 games. He is also very much a baby at 18 years old. I mean, look at this face.

Felix Sandström (G), IK Oskarshamn (Allsvenskan)
2015 3rd Round Pick, 70th overall

  • 1/31 - 4 GA, 16 saves
  • 2/2 - 2 GA, 5 saves

This was a very bad week for Sandström and was even pulled from his start on Friday. Overall, he hasn’t look much good at all with Oskarshamn during his rehab stint. He has a .895 SV% in 7 games.

Ivan Fedotov (G), Toros Neftekamsk (VHL)
2015 7th Round Pick, 188th overall

My unofficial count is 7 games in which Fedotov has ridden the pine. This could be the last season of seeing Fedotov highlights (if you can call them that) in these recaps.

Kirill Ustimenko (G), MHK Dynamo St. Petersburg (MHL)
2017 3rd Round Pick, 80th overall

  • 1/29 - 1 GA, 25 saves
  • 2/4 - 0 GA, 19 saves

Ustimenko holds a .927 SV% and has a 33-8-3 record for his team. Scoring is notoriously low is the MHL, so it will be interesting to see what he might be able to do next year in the KHL (assuming he makes the jump).


Notable NCAA and USHL performers this week:

Tanner Laczynski (C), Ohio State University
2016 6th Round Pick, 169th overall

  • 2/2 - 1 assist, 3 shots
  • 2/3 - 2 PIM

Laczynski and OSU split the double-header with Michigan State this weekend. He has 37 points (12 G, 25 A) in 28 games, which is 7th in the NCAA in scoring.

Cooper Marody (C), University of Michigan
2015 6th Round Pick, 158th overall

  • 2/2 - 1 goal, 1 shot, 2 PIM, 11 for 19 FOW
  • 2/3 - 1 shot, 7 for 15 FOW

Marody nets his 10th goal of the season. His 32 points in 28 games puts him 20th for NCAA scoring. He’s obviously fallen a bit off of his earlier scoring pace, but it’s still been quite the season for the former 6th round pick.

Brendan Warren (LW), University of Michigan
2015 3rd Round Pick, 81st overall

  • 2/2 - 3 shots, 2 PIM
  • 2/3 - 1 shot, 2 PIM

Warren is in a 4-game point-less drought and is sitting at 12 points (7 G, 5 A) in 26 games.

Wyatt Kalynuk (D), University of Wisconsin
2017 7th Round Pick, 196th overall

  • 2/2 - 5 shots, 2 PIM
  • 2/3 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots, 2 PIM

Kalynuk had his 8th multi-point game of the season on Saturday. He currently has 22 points (3 G, 19 A) in 30 games as, technically, a freshman (he’s 20 years old).

Terrance Amorosa (D), Clarkson University
2013 5th Round Pick, 132nd overall

  • 2/2 - 1 assist, 3 shots
  • 2/3 - 5 shots, 2 PIM

Amorosa keeps fighting for that ELC from the Flyers. The college senior has 22 points (6 G, 16 A) in 28 games. He is 14th in NCAA scoring among defensemen (the aforementioned Kalynuk is 15th).

Noah Cates (LW), Omaha Lancers (USHL)
2017 5th Round Pick, 137th overall

  • 2/2 - 2 goals, 4 shots
  • 2/3 - 1 shot

Cates’ 3rd multi-goal game of the season gives him 11 overall. His 27 points puts him 4th on the Lancers in scoring.

Matej Tomek (G), Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
2015 3rd Round Pick, 90th overall

  • 2/2 - 1 GA, 16 saves

After getting a few games off Tomek was back in action, earning his 9th victory of the season. He has a .908 SV% in 18 games.

NCAA Notes: Wade Allison is out for the season with a lower-body injury.