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Flyers prospect report: *crickets*

It was a pretty quiet week, folks!

NCAA HOCKEY: APR 13 Div I Men’s Championship Game - Massachusetts v Minnesota Duluth

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 playing in the AHL

Tanner Laczynski C), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
2016 6th Round Pick, 169th overall

Laczynski is a Flyer now!

Mason Millman (LHD), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
2019 4th Round Pick, 103rd overall

The Phantoms’ two games scheduled for last weekend were postponed due to league COVID-19 protocols affecting the Phantoms. At the earliest, they’ll be back at it this weekend.

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

Did not play.

Egor Zamula (LHD), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)

Did not play.

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

Did not play.

Wyatte Wylie (RHD), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2018 5th Round Pick, 127th overall

Did not play.

Zayde Wisdom (C), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2020 4th Round Pick, 94th overall

Did not play.

Maksim Sushko (RW), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2019 4th Round Pick, 107th overall

Did not play.

Pascal Laberge (C), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2016 2nd Round Pick, 36th overall

Did not play.

Felix Sandstrom (G), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2015 3rd Round Pick, 70th overall

Did not play.

Isaac Ratcliffe (LW), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2017 2nd Round Pick, 35th overall

Did not play.

Tyson Foerster (LW), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2020 1st Round Pick, 23rd overall

Did not play.

Wade Allison (RW), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2016 2nd Round Pick, 52nd overall

He’s on the taxi squad now!

Cam York (LHD), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2019 1st Round Pick, 14th overall

Did not play.

Prospects playing in Canadian junior

Elliot Desnoyers (LW), Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
2020 5th Round Pick, 135th overall

  • 4/7 - 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 SOG
  • 4/9 - did not play

It was just the one game for Desnoyers this week, and big shocker, it was a good one. A cool three points in Halifax’s 5-2 win over Charlottetown. Not too bad.

Connor McClennon (RW), Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
2020 6th Round Pick, 178th overall

  • 4/6 - 1 assist, 3 SOG
  • 4/7 - 2 goals, 1 assist, 4 SOG
  • 4/10 - 1 assist, 3 SOG
  • 4/12 - 2 goals, 10 SOG

It was a busy week for McClennon, and another solid one, at that. His offensive production hasn’t cooled off, as he picked up seven points in his last four games and continues to post a solid process and generate a ton of chances, to boot.

Prospects playing in Europe

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

  • 4/6 - 1 GA, 30 saves, .968 SV%
  • 4/9 - 1 GA, 28 saves, .966 SV%
  • 4/12 - 2 GA, 15 saves, .882 SV%

Overall, not too bad of a week for Ersson, here. His game yesterday was certainly less stellar, but he was positively lights out in his first two games in this series against HV71, helping carry Brynas to a 2-1 edge in that series.

Olle Lycksell (C), Färjestad IF (SHL)
2017 6th Round Pick, 168th overall

  • 4/5 - 1 SOG
  • 4/7 - 1 SOG
  • 4/10 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 SOG
  • 4/11 - 1 assist, 4 SOG

It was a quiet start to the week for Lycksell, as Färjestad closed out their series against Malmö, but picking things up again as they started their series against Växjö, picking up three points and eight shots on goal in those two games.

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

  • 4/6 - 4 GA, 22 saves, .846 SV%
  • 4/10 - did not play

Just one game for Tomek this week (he backed up in the second of the week), and that game was, well, it was pretty rough. He let in four goals in KalPa’s 5-3 loss to KooKoo.

Emil Andrae (LHD), HV71 (SHL)
2020 2nd Round Pick, 54th overall

Andrae’s offense cooled off a bit this week, but that’s not really something to get too fussed about, as we could really say the same of the whole of his HV71 team. He missed their third game of the week, but his first two were solid, and he’s continuing to adjust well to the SHL level.

Prospects playing in NCAA

Noah Cates (LW), University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC)
2017 5th Round Pick, 137th overall

  • 4/8 - 1 assist, 2 SOG

Cates’s season came to a close last week, when UMD was eliminated in the Frozen Four by UMass. Cates picked up a primary assist on Cole Koepke’s goal, as well as a couple of chances for himself, so all in all not a bad showing for him. Now we’re here to wait around and see if Cates will be signing with the Flyers or heading back to school for his senior year. Stay tuned!

Oh yeah, and before we go, take some glorious highlights from that last game.

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