Author Archives: Mark Lester

Carter Hart Out With Mono; Prospect Updates

Philadelphia Flyers’ goalie prospect Carter Hart has hit an obstacle in his development. According to Jesse Geleynse of the Everett Harold,  Hart tested positive for mononucleosis on October 2nd. The major symptoms of mono normally last up to two to four weeks, and it can take upwards of a month to fully recover. Fortunately, it is not something that generally

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Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Update

It’s hockey season! The Philadelphia Flyers season opener is upon us, and Flyers prospects around the globe are kicking off their 2017-18 campaigns. Let’s take a look at how all these youngsters have fared early on with their respective teams.   Canadian Hockey League (CHL)   Pascal Laberge Age: 19 Team: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) Position: C/RW 2017-18 Stats: 4GP, 2G,

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Matej Tomek Looking To Get His Career Back On Track In The USHL

By: Mark Lester (@futureofphilly) With a plethora of goalie prospects in the pipeline, including Carter Hart, Felix Sandstrom, Anthony Stolarz and Alex Lyon, Philadelphia Flyers 2015 third-round selection Matej Tomek often gets forgotten. Tomek spent the 2014-15 season in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Topeka Roadrunners. He boasted a 1.83 goals-against-average along with a .928 save percentage

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German Rubtsov: AHL or QMJHL?

By: Mark Lester (@futureofphilly) Following a rocky season, it remains a question where Philadelphia Flyers’ 2016 first round pick German Rubtsov will play during the 2017-18 campaign. Rubtsov began last season in Russia, but was able to terminate his KHL contract and come over to North America after the World Junior Championships. The young Russian forward appeared in 16 games

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Hogberg impresses, Hart decent at Summer Showcase

By: Mark Lester (@futureofphilly) The annual World Junior Summer Showcase, held in Plymouth, Michigan, is one way teams prepare for the always-thrilling World Junior Championship in December. This year, the Philadelphia Flyers had two prospects participating in the summer camp: Swedish defenceman Linus Hogberg and Canadian goaltender Carter Hart. Nolan Patrick, the Flyers’ second overall pick, was invited to the

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