After putting up a fairly sturdy 13 goals and 14 assists to go along with a phenomenal +18 plus/minus, Philadelphia Flyers‘ 1st round pick in the 2011 draft (#8 overall), 2nd year center Sean Couturier(14) finds himself fine tuning his game in the AHL with their affiliate Adirondack Phantoms, as everyone in the higher league stomps their feet and continues to not play pro hockey.
The still not quite yet 20-year old is a tall kid at 6’4″ but his 191 lbs. frame is pretty lanky ala an early Joe Thornton. It’s almost a bit surprising he hits the scoresheet as much as he does, but he looks to skate a fairly committed game and always seems to be engaged right where the play is happening.
In two AHL regular season games, he’s already a point per game guy with a goal and an assist. It’s a pretty certain bet that he’ll be able to continue this pace in the league.
He also appeared in 11 playoff games for the Flyers last season and connected for 3 goals and an assist.
The bet is he hits the scoresheet like he did in his last two seasons of juniors, where he was basically a 1.5 points per game forward and had an unheard of +117 plus/minus.