Philippe Myers (D): 3 GP, 1 assist, 7 shots, 4 PIM
Undrafted Free Agent
Still slow going offensively, picking up only his second point (both assists) in his last 8 games. Myers has 19 points (4 G, 15 A) in 48 games this season.
Mark Friedman (D): 2 GP, 1 goal, 4 shots
2014 3rd Round Pick, 86th overall
Friedman gets his second goal of the season (despite 84 SOG)! He last scored a goal on 2/13. As a rookie, Friedman has 13 points (2 G, 11 A) in 57 games.
Danick Martel (RW): 3 GP, 1 goal, 2 assists, 8 shots, 4 PIM
Undrafted Free Agent
With 22 goals, Martel ties his previous professional career-high from the 15/16 season. At 36 points in 50 games this season, you hope that Martel gets a serious look in training camp next season.
Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (RW): 3 GP, 1 goal, 8 shots
2014 2nd Round Pick, 48th overall
NAK is obliterating all his previous career-highs this season. His goal in Friday’s game was his 18th of the season (in 64 games). His 34 5v5 primary points is 2nd best in the AHL.
Mikhail Vorobyev (C): 3 GP, 2 assists, 3 shots, 4 PIM
2015 4th Round Pick, 104th overall
The points just keep on coming for the Russian rookie. In his last 9 games he has 3 goals and 6 assists. Overall this season Vorobyev is at 25 points (8 G, 17 A) in 50 GP all the while driving play.
Cole Bardreau (C): 3 GP, 1 goal, 8 shots, 2 PIM
Undrafted Free Agent
His goal on Friday gave him a 3-game goal-scoring streak. In his injury-riddled season, Bardreau has 26 points (9 G, 17 A) in 35 games.
Phantoms Notes: Samuel Morin (D) and Mike Vecchione (C) remain out with injuries.
Notable Canadian junior performers this week:
Connor Bunnaman (C/LW), Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2016 4th Round Pick, 109th overall
Out with a whimper in this OHL regular season for the Bun-Man. He finishes with 50 points (27 G, 23 A) in 66 games, which is 2 fewer points than his previous season.
Anthony Salinitri (LW/C), Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2016 6th Round Pick, 172nd overall
- 3/14 - 1 goal, 2 shots, 3 for 5 FOW
- 3/16 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots, 4 PIM, 0 for 2 FOW
- 3/17 - 3 shots, 4 PIM, 0 for 3 FOW
Salinitri finished his 4th OHL season right where he did in 16/17. He again finishes with 58 points (27 G, 31 A) in 67 games. Salinitri is still without a contract from the Flyers and it isn’t looking like he will get one at this point. Maybe a strong playoff forces their hand, but all signs are pointing to ‘no’.
Morgan Frost (C), Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
2017 1st Round Pick, 27th overall
- 3/14 - 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots, 4 PIM, 8 for 17 FOW
- 3/16 - 2 shots, 2 PIM, 3 for 18 FOW
- 3/18 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots, 16 for 23 FOW
1.67 points-per-game in your draft +1 year is very good. Frost set career-highs in goals (42) and assists (70). He led the OHL in 5v5 points (74) and 5v5 primary points (57). Frost has a chance to be something special.
Isaac Ratcliffe (LW), Guelph Storm (OHL)
2017 2nd Round Pick, 35th overall
Ratcliffe edges himself into the 40 goal scorers club among Flyers prospects this season. He finishes the regular season with 68 points (41 G, 27 A) in 67 games. While the totals might seem impressive on the surface, keep in mind he won’t be averaging over 4 shots a game at the professional level.
Matthew Strome (LW), Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 106th overall
Strome likely getting a rest in the final game of the regular season. The baby Strome brother wound up with 68 points (37 G, 31 A) in 65 games, a 6 point improvement from his previous season.
Maksim Sushko (RW), Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 107th overall
Sushko ends the season as a point-per-game player in only his 2nd OHL season with 60 points (31 G, 29 A) in 60 games.
Carsen Twarynski (LW), Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
2016 3rd Round Pick, 82nd overall
Huge offensive breakout season for Twarynski as he demolishes his previous career-high in goals (20) with an impressive 45 this season. He surely earned that entry-level contract from the Flyers with his improved play.
Carter Hart (G), Everett Silvertips (WHL)
2016 2nd Round Pick, 48th overall
Hart finishes his season with some of the most impressive numbers you will ever see at the junior level. In 41 GP he was 31-6-4 with a 1.60 GAA and .947 SV%. That save percentage only dipped down below .950 because of this past week. IN-SANE.
Pascal Laberge (C), Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
2016 2nd Round Pick, 36th overall
Laberge’s 9-game point-streak came to an end on Friday. His strong finish to the regular season has given fans a glimmer of hope that he might have found his game again. Laberge had 47 points (17 G, 30 A) in 64 games with Victoriaville and Quebec this season.
German Rubtsov (C), Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
2016 1st Round Pick, 22nd overall
Rubtsov’s disappointing season comes to a close. He winds up with 43 points (15 G, 28 A) in 40 games with Acadie-Bathurst and Chicoutimi.
Notable European performers this week
Linus Högberg (D), Växjö Lakers HC (SHL)
2016 5th Round Pick, 139th overall
- 3/18 - 1 shot, 13:55 TOI
Playoff hockey for the SHL! Växjö is good and will likely go far, so Högberg will be getting a ton of extra hockey to play. Växjö is playing Sandstrom’s old squad, Brynäs.
David Bernhardt (D), Djurgårdens IF (SHL)
2016 7th Round Pick, 199th overall
- 3/18 - 3 assists, 13:11 TOI
Bernhardt nearly got a third of his regular season assists in the very first game of the playoffs. They are playing Olle Lycksell’s parent club, Linkoping.
Notable NCAA and USHL performers this week:
Tanner Laczynski (C), Ohio State University
2016 6th Round Pick, 169th overall
- 3/17 - 1 assist, 5 shots
Laczynski and OSU fall to Notre Dame 3-2 in an overtime loss and lose the Big Ten Tournament Championship. He finishes the regular season with 43 points (15 G, 28 A) in 38 games. OSU will play Princeton in the NCAA tournament starting March 24th.
Terrance Amorosa (D), Clarkson University
2013 5th Round Pick, 132nd overall
Amorosa and Clarkson won their ECAC semi-finals game against Harvard on Friday, but fell to Princeton in a 2-1 overtime loss for the conference championship. Amorosa closes out his last regular season (he’s a senior) with 27 points (7 G, 20 A) in 39 games, which was a 11-game improvement from last season. Clarkson faces Providence in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It remains to be seen if Amorosa will get a contract with the Flyers.
Noah Cates (LW), Omaha Lancers (USHL)
2017 5th Round Pick, 137th overall
Another strong weekend for Cates who has 46 points (18 G, 28 A) in 50 games. He is second on the team in points.
Matej Tomek (G), Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
2015 3rd Round Pick, 90th overall
- 3/16 - 1 GA, 18 saves
A decent start for Tomek who announced this week that he has committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for the 18/19 season. For the Black Hawks this season, he has a .903 SV% in 26 GP.