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Flyers prospect report: Tyson Foerster can’t be stopped

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Knocking on the hat trick door

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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 playing in the AHL

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

  • 3/31 - 2 SOG
  • 4/3 - did not play
  • 4/5 - did not play

Laczynski got just the one game in with the Phantoms this week, and it was a solid one, even if he didn’t get on the board. The bigger news is that he didn’t play in the last two games because he’s a Flyer now!

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

  • 3/31 - did not play
  • 4/3 - did not play
  • 4/5 - did not play

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

  • 3/31 - did not play
  • 4/3 - did not play
  • 4/5 - did not play

Kase left the March 27 game for a period of time, but came back for the end and had us optimistic that whatever was ailing him wasn’t serious. The bad news, of course, is that we were wrong, and it’s kept him out of the lineup for the last three games.

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

  • 3/31 - did not play
  • 4/3 - did not play
  • 4/5 - did not play

Still out with injury. Whomp whomp.

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

It was a pretty quiet week for Hogberg overall, but it was still punctuated with one big happening, as he picked up his first goal of the season last night, to tie the game and force overtime.

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

After missing some time with an injury from taking a shot directly to the face, Wylie got back into the lineup this week, and it was a good week for him, overall. He picked up an assist and a couple of nice individual chances, but the primary nice thing to see was him easily getting back into the swing of things after that time off.

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

It was something of an uncharacteristically quiet week for Wisdom. We certainly wouldn’t say he’s playing poorly, and he’s still bringing good energy and trying things out there, but things aren’t totally clicking for him right now. So it goes.

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

Sushko got back into the lineup this week as well, and while there wasn’t a whole lot going on for him on the scoresheet, these were still a fine three games. Low event, maybe, but he’s still getting back into the swing of things as well.

Matthew Strome (LW), Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2017 4th Round Pick, 106th overall

  • 3/31 - did not play
  • 4/3 - did not play
  • 4/5 - did not play

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

  • 3/31 - did not play
  • 4/3 - did not play
  • 4/5 - did not play

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

  • 3/31 - did not play
  • 4/3 - did not play
  • 4/5 - did not play

We don’t have any details, unfortunately, but apparently Sandstrom is dealing with some kind of injury situation.

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

Very much not a whole lot going on here. We wouldn’t really say that he’s playing poorly, per se, but he also hasn’t been terribly noticeable, on the whole.

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

  • 3/31 - 2 goals, 2 assists, 3 SOG
  • 4/3 - 2 goals, 5 SOG
  • 4/5 - 2 SOG

On the flip side, someone who has been very noticeable of late is Foerster. He had two goals on Wednesday, and Ryan Fitzgerald tried to get him the puck for an empty net goal to complete the hat trick, but he passed it back. Then on Saturday he had two goals and then scored in the shootout, which in my heart of hearts counts as a hat trick, but in reality does not. In any event, Foerster is playing some pretty great hockey right now, and it’s been fun to watch.

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

  • 3/31 - 1 assist, 2 SOG
  • 4/3 - 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 SOG
  • 4/5 - 1 SOG

It was another solid week for Allison, and it’s sort of almost funny that he put up these numbers while also still looking incredibly snakebitten. He had the goalies beat a couple of times but hit the post, as well, so he sure is getting his fair share of chances, and we’re eager to see what it looks like when luck swings back in his favor again.

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

Coming soon!

Prospects playing in Canadian junior

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

  • 4/1 - did not play
  • 4/2 - 2 assists, 4 SOG
  • 4/4 - 1 assist, 3 SOG

Not a very flashy week for Desnoyers, but a very solid one all the same. After missing the first game of the week, he came back and picked up three assists and seven shots between the next two, so the offense sure is still clicking for him.

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

  • 3/31 - 1 goal, 5 SOG
  • 4/2 - 1 assist, 2 SOG
  • 4/3 - 1 goal, 2 SOG

Another solid week for McClennon, as he just keeps on racking up the points. With three points in those last three games, he brings his season total up to 16 points in 12 games played. Not too bad at all.

Prospects playing in Europe

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

  • 3/31 - 4 GA, 16 saves, .800 save percentage
  • 4/1 - did not play
  • 4/3 - 4 GA, 31 saves, .886 save percentage

A bit of a tough week for Ersson. His first game of the week was rough, as he gave up four goals on 20 shots. His second game of the week was better, all things considered—he still let in four goals, but he had a much more difficult workload, not getting much help from the skaters who allowed 35 shots against.

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

It was a busy week for Färjestad, and overall a good one for Lycksell. He played three of their four games, and picked up one goal and a handful of good chances for himself.

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

  • 4/1 - did not play
  • 4/3 - 1 GA, 21 saves, .955 save percentage

Just one game for Tomek this week (he backed up on the first), but it was a good one, as he only allowed one goal in KalPa’s 2-1 win over JYP.

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

  • 4/3 - 2 assists, 1 SOG

Just one game for HV71 this week, and it was a very good one for Andrae. He’s hit the ground running since returning to the SHL, and here he picked up two assists in HV71’s 5-3 win, while getting 20:31 of ice time to work with.

Prospects playing in NCAA

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

No games for Cates this week, but he and the Bulldogs are off to the Frozen Four! They’ll face off against UMass on Thursday.