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Overall: Good crop of physical, depth forwards but few game breakers.
Scott Laughton: Philadelphia's first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Laughton is considered by most to be the Flyers' top prospect. A tenacious, two-way forward, he projects as a third-line NHL player who will pester the opposition and contribute on the penalty kill.
Laughton is having a solid campaign with the Oshawa Generals (OHL) having already recorded 29 goals and 64 points in just 39 games and was named captain for Team Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
Nick Cousins: Philly's third-round selection (68th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Cousins is likely to become a Flyers regular before any of Philadelphia's other prospects. A native of Belleville, Ontario, Cousins boasts a physicality coupled with a consistent scoring touch that will fit in perfectly in South Philly. Like Laughton, he's also a responsible two-way player.
At 5'11", 170 pounds, Cousins still lacks the size to be a dominant NHL threat but plays with a fearlessness and willingness to go to the dirty areas that will serve him well at the next level. After four years in the OHL, he made the professional jump this season and is in the midst of a modest campaign (four goals and 13 points in 43 games) with the Adirondack Phantoms.
Tye McGinn: Philadelphia's fourth-round selection (119th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, McGinn already has 26 career NHL games under his belt but has yet to stick with the big club yet. He will though.
A rugged 6'2", 205-pound winger, McGinn possesses good NHL size and should be a solid role player for the Flyers down the road. Even though he doesn't boast overwhelming offensive abilities, McGinn is a smart hockey player who knows where he needs to be on the ice to help generate offense. In eight games with the Flyers earlier this season, he produced three goals and has chipped in another 12 conversions and 22 points in 37 games with the Phantoms.
Jason Akeson: Signed as a free agent by the Flyers in March 2011, Akeson is in the midst of the final year of his three-year entry level pact with the Orange and Black. A 5'10", 190-pound forward from Orleans, Ontario, Akeson paced the Phantoms with 20 goals and 53 points last season and is leading Philly's farm team in both goals (16) and points (42) through 45 games this year.
A proven scorer at every level at which he's played, Akeson made his NHL debut in Philadelphia's regular season finale last year and notched the opener in a 2-1 triumph over the Ottawa Senators. Even though the Flyers appear to have plenty of playmakers on their current roster, it's hard to believe Akeson won't be given a full-time shot at some point.