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Flyers prospect report: Three more prospects return to North America

David Kase, Maxim Sushko, and Linus Hogberg all return ahead of the AHL campaign.

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Welcome to BSH’s weekly prospect update, where we will be serving up stats and insight on what our homegrown players have been up to. This will include prospects in Canadian Juniors (BCHL, OHL, QMJHL & WHL), Europe (SHL, KHL), and NCAA college hockey. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Prospects coming back to North America

David Kase (LW/RW), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
2015 5th Round Pick, 128th overall

  • 1/12 - 1 shot on goal, 2 blocked shots, 5/16 on faceoffs

Of the three Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects who were assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this week Kase was the only one that played, as he failed to produce a point in his final game in the Czech Tipsport Extraliga in 2020-21. The 2015 selection accrued six goals and 19 assists for 25 points in 27 tilts with HC Energie Karlovy Vary.

Maxim Sushko (RW), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
2017 4th Round Pick, 107th overall

Linus Hogberg (LHD), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
2016 5th Round Pick, 139th overall

Along with Kase the tandem of forward Maxim Sushko and rearguard Linus Hogberg were also assigned to Lehigh Valley. Sushko posted two tucks and three helpers in 30 contests for the Minsk Dinamo in the KHL while Hogberg accumulated 12 points (two goals) in 27 games for the HC Vita Hasten in the HockeyAllsvenskan.

Prospects playing in Europe

Adam Ginning (LHD), Farjestad BK (SHL)
2018 2nd Round Pick, 50th overall

  • 1/12 - 1 hit
  • 1/14 - 2 shots on goal, 1 hit
  • 1/16 - 1 shot on goal

Ginning upped his season totals for shots on goal to 19 and hits to 14 this week as he has seven points (two goals) in 31 contests this year.

Olle Lycksell (F), Farjestad BK (SHL)

2017 6th Round Pick, 168th overall

  • 1/12 - 2 shots on goal, 1 hit
  • 1/14 - minus-1
  • 1/16 - 1 shot on goal

Lycksell failed to register a point in three appearances this week, as he has four goals and six apples for 10 tallies in 28 games in 2020-21.

Samuel Ersson (G), Brynas IF (SHL)
2018 5th Round Pick, 143rd overall

  • 1/12 - 32 saves on 34 shots against, win
  • 1/14 - 36 saves on 39 shots against, loss
  • 1/16 - 20 saves on 25 shots against, loss

After he allowed eight goals against in his last two outings Ersson is 8-12-0 with a .909 save percentage and 3.05 goals against average this season.

German Rubtsov (C), HK Sochi (KHL)
2016 1st Round Pick, 22nd overall

  • 1/12 - 3 shots on goal
  • 1/16 - 1 shot on goal, 2 hits

With four shots on net this week Rubtsov now has three tallies on 36 shots and eight assists in 39 contests in 2020-21.

Ivan Fedotov (G), Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
2015 7th Round Pick, 188th overall

  • 1/14 - Did not play
  • 1/17 - Did not play

Matej Tomek (G), SaiPa (Liiga)
2015 3rd Round Pick, 90th overall

  • 1/14 - 20 saves on 24 shots against, loss

Following his two best performances of the season Tomek stumbled in his lone start this week to drop his save percentage in the Liiga this year to .906.

Marcus Westfalt (C), Vasterviks IK (HockeyAllsvenskan)
2018 7th Round Pick, 205th overall

  • 1/11 - 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 8/18 on faceoffs
  • 1/13 - 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, 7/20 on faceoffs
  • 1/15 - 3/8 on faceoffs
  • 1/17 - 1 shot on goal, 9/16 on faceoffs

With a heavy workload this week Westfalt recorded a goal on four shots along with an assist. The former seventh-rounder has four goals and three assists for seven tallies in 30 games over in Sweden.

Prospects playing in NCAA

Cam York (LHD), University of Michigan (Big Ten)
2019 1st Round Pick, 14th overall

  • 1/15 - 1 shot on goal
  • 1/16 - 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 1 blocked shot

York picked up an assist this week to push his point total in 2020-21 to nine (two goals) in 12 tilts.

Bobby Brink (RW), University of Denver (NCHC)
2019 2nd Round Pick, 34th overall

  • 1/17 - 1 assist, 2 shots on goal

Brink registered a helper in the Pioneers’ first game of a back-to-back against Gavin Hain and the University of North Dakota. The former second-rounder has four assists in four collegiate appearances in 2020-21.

Ronnie Attard (RHD), Western Michigan University (NCHC)
2019 3rd Round Pick, 72nd overall

  • 1/15 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, 2 blocked shots
  • 1/16 - 2 blocked shots

Attard limited his usual volume of shot attempts in the Broncos’ most recent tilts and actually did more to prevent opposing shots on net with back-to-back multi-block performances. The blue liner has lit the lamp twice on 34 shots and gathered six helpers in 11 outings in the NCAA this year.

Bryce Brodzinski (RW), University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
2019 7th Round Pick, 196th overall

It was a quiet week for Brodzinski who couldn’t even muster a shot on net. The winger is up to three markers on 19 shots and two apples for five tallies in 10 contests.

Jack St. Ivany (RHD), Boston College (Hockey East)
2018 4th Round Pick, 112th overall

  • 1/16 - 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 1 blocked shot, 2 penalty minutes
  • 1/17 - 1 assist, 3 shots on goal, 1 blocked shot

St. Ivany’s honeymoon with the Eagles continued this week, as he notched two assists, seven shots on goal, and four blocked shots in his first four games with Boston College.

Jay O’Brien (C), Boston University (Hockey East)
2018 1st Round Pick, 19th overall

  • 1/17 - 1 shot on goal, 2 blocked shots, 1/6 on faceoffs

After a strong opening to his BU career, O’Brien failed to record a point in the Terriers’ only contest this week. He has two goals and one assist in three games with his new school.

Gavin Hain (C), University of North Dakota (NCHC)
2018 6th Round Pick, 174th overall

  • 1/11 - Did not play
  • 1/17 - 1 blocked shot

Hain only appeared in half of the Fighting Hawks’ tilts this week, as he increased his number of blocked shots in 2020-21 to 10. The 2018 pick has two tallies on 17 shots with an assist for three points in 12 goes of it.