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Scott Laughton, C
2013-14 Statistics: 54 games, 40 goals, 47 assists, 87 points (Oshawa Generals, OHL)
Laughton returned for his fourth season in Oshawa and notched his most impressive scoring campaign at the junior level. Second among all Generals in total points, the Oakville, Ontario, native led the team with 40 conversions. Don't let the robust offensive numbers fool you, though: He still projects as a two-way third-line center at the NHL level.
Jason Akeson, RW
2013-14 Statistics: 70 games, 24 goals, 40 assists, 64 points (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL); 8 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points (Philadelphia Flyers, NHL)
After leading the Phantoms in scoring during the regular season, Akeson was promoted to the big club for Philly's first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers. As a third-line winger alongside Sean Couturier and Matt Read, Akeson thrived. He netted a pair of postseason tallies but took an overly aggressive high-sticking double-minor that cost the Flyers Game 1. The 23-year-old forward should stay with the Orange and Black next fall and projects as a 15-goal producer.
Tye McGinn, LW
2013-14 Statistics: 54 games, 20 goals, 15 assists, 35 points (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL); 18 games, 4 goals, 1 assist, 5 points (Philadelphia Flyers, NHL)
After opening the season with the Flyers, McGinn was sent to Adirondack after just six games. He went on to finish second among all Phantoms in goals and third in total points. The Fergus, Ontario, native returned to the big club in late March and managed just one point in 10 outings and didn't dress in a single playoff game. At 6'3", 207 pounds, he has good NHL size and could be a fourth-liner who chips in occasional offense.
Nick Cousins, C
2013-14 Statistics: 74 games, 11 goals, 18 assists, 29 points (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL)
After being chosen in the third round of the 2011 NHL draft, Cousins has still yet to play a regular-season game for the Flyers. He spent the entirety of this year in Adirondack, where he managed just 29 points despite suiting up in 74 games. With the embarrassment of riches that Philly has down the middle, it's unlikely Cousins will join the Flyers anytime soon.
The Flyers have a nice crop of gritty, two-way forwards but still lack game-breakers in their prospect pool. Laughton and Akeson should be full-time Flyers next season, while McGinn will likely pass between Philly and its AHL affiliate. After that though, there isn't much. Look for the Flyers to target a dynamic offensive presence early in this year's draft.