Future Flyers Report: Morin suspended, Phantoms play in Philly

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One of the reasons the Philadelphia Flyers drafted Samuel Morin 11th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft is due to the fact he plays with a bit of an edge. Last Wednesday, Rimouski, Oceanic saw that edge, as the 6'6" blue liner threw his stick in anger after his squad dropped a 5-2 decision to Blainville-Boisbriand, Armada.
 
After the final horn sounded, Morin broke his stick at the blue line and launched his piece of lumber towards the end boards. According to TVA sports, witnesses stated a fan in a wheelchair was hit with a piece of the stick while leaving the arena, but nobody was hurt from the incident. Morin received a two-minute minor for "throwing a stick or piece of equipment" and a game misconduct for the incident. Along with the game misconduct, the defenseman was dealt a two-game suspension and a $250 fine.
 
As you can see here, Morin slams his stick against the boards near his own blue line and then throws the stick down the ice. You'll see Morin at the top of the screen around the eight-second mark.
 
Morin is in his third season with Rimouski, Oceanic in the QMJHL, as he currently leads all Flyers' prospects on the blue line with 23 points in 39 games. The d-man also has 92 PIMs this season and has taken part in a pair of fights. Morin registered 117 PIMs in 46 games last season, as he dropped the gloves four times during the regular season. He is currently an alternate captain for Rimouski, Oceanic.
 
The Lac-Beauport, Quebec native is the first defenseman the Flyers have selected in the first round since they picked Luca Sbisa 19th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Morin is also the highest pick the Orange and Black have used on a blue liner since Joni Pitkanen was taken fourth overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
 
In the AHL, the Adirondack Phantoms beat the Hershey Bears by the count of 4-1 at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Led by a three-point game from Tye McGinn, the Phantoms were able to score a pair of goals in the first period and a pair of goals in the third period to please the fans in Philadelphia. Along with McGinn's performance, Kris Newbury had a pair of helpers and Jason Akeson recorded a goal and an assist.
 
Tyler Brown and McGinn made it a 2-0 lead for Adirondack just seven minutes into the game, as Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kyle Flanagan assisted on Brown's tally. Matt Watkins made it a 2-1 game late in the opening frame with Hershey's lone goal of the contest, as former Flyer Ryan Potulny had the primary assist. Ben Holmstrom and Akeson scored 3:06 apart early in the third to make it a 4-1 final. Oliver Lauridsen recorded a fighting major late in the game thanks to a bout with Derek Whitmore.
 
The Phantoms will be back at the Wells Fargo Center on February 22nd, as they will host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Adirondack currently sits 11th in the AHL's Eastern Conference with 46 points. 
 
FORWARDS
  1. Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 64 points (29 goals and 35 assists), plus-10, and 52 PIMs in 39 games.
  2. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 52 points (24 goals and 28 assists), plus-26, and 23 PIMs in 43 games.
  3. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 42 points (16 goals and 26 assists), minus-14, and 22 PIMs in 45 games.
  4. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 26 points (16 goals and 10 assists), minus-12, and 34 PIMs in 46 games.
  5. Tyrell Goulbourne (Kelowna Rockets, WHL) – 24 points (Eight goals and 16 assists), plus-11, and 81 PIMs in 48 games.
  6. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 22 points (Nine goals and 13 assists), minus-1, and 86 PIMs in 45 games.
  7. Petr Straka (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 20 points (Six goals and 14 assists), plus-2, and 18 PIMs in 40 games.
  8. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – 17 points (Seven goals and 10 assists), plus-4, and 14 PIMs in 23 games.
  9. Andrew Johnston (Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL) – 17 points (Three goals and 14 assists), plus-2, and 36 PIMs in 38 games.
  10. Nick Cousins (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13 points (Four goals and Nine assists), minus-5, and 21 PIMs in 44 games.
  11. Brandon Alderson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 10 points (Six goals and Four assists), minus-5, and 18 PIMs in 41 games.
  12. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Seven points (Two goals and Five assists), plus-4, and 18 PIMs in 30 games.
  13. Kyle Flanagan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Seven points (Three goals and Four assists), minus-4, and eight PIMs in 34 games.
  14. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists), minus-2, and 24 PIMs in 41 games.
  15. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), plus-2, and six PIMs in 27 games.
  16. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Zero points, minus-1, and two PIMs in one game.
  17. Derek Mathers (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Zero points, minus-2, and 53 PIMs in 22 games.
DEFENSEMEN
  1. Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL) – 23 points (Six goals and 17 assists), minus-2, and 92 PIMs in 39 games.
  2. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 20 points (Seven goals and 13 assists), plus-11, and 14 PIMs in 26 games.
  3. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 19 points (Five goals and 14 assists), minus-8, and 131 PIMs in 41 games.
  4. Mark Alt (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 11 points (Two goals and Nine assists), minus-8, and 17 PIMs in 44 games.
  5. Terrance Amorosa (Sioux City Musketeers, USHL) – Nine points (Two goals and Seven assists), plus-10, and six PIMs in 30 games.
  6. Robert Hagg (MODO HK and MODO J20) – Nine points (One goal and Eight assists) and 24 PIMs in 46 games.
  7. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Seven assists, plus-7, and 120 PIMs in 45 games.
  8. Tyler Hostetter (Wichita Thunder, CHL) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), minus-1, and 15 PIMs in 19 games.
  9. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), plus-5, and two PIMs in 21 games.
  10. Maxim Lamarche (Adirondack Phantoms and Elmira Jackals) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), plus-1, and 23 PIMs in 37 games.
  11. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Five points (Two goals and Three assists) and 18 PIMs in 24 games.
  12. Fredric Larsson (Tri-City Storm and Youngstown Phantoms) – Five points (One goal and Four assists), minus-6, and 62 PIMs in 33 games.
  13. Cullen Eddy (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), plus-4, and 28 PIMs in 26 games.
  14. David Drake (Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL) – Four assists, minus-8, and Eight PIMs in 31 games.
  15. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Three assists, minus-3, and 10 PIMs in six games.
  16. Valeri Vasiliev (Spartak Moscow, KHL) – Three assists, minus-9, and 14 PIMs in 35 games.
  17. Matt Konan (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two assists, minus-7, and 22 PIMs in 26 games.
GOALTENDERS
  1. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights, OHL) – 21-4-2, .925 save percentage, and 2.58 GAA.
  2. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 15-16-0, .919 save percentage, and 2.38 GAA.
  3. Merrick Madsen (Minot Minotauros, NAHL) – 8-10-0, .911 save percentage, and 2.53 GAA.

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