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Get to Know: The Defense

Friday, 09.17.2010 / 5:05 PM ET / News
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Get to Know: The Defense
Below is a quick look at the Flyers defense. The following links are highlights of each player, interviews, PLUS a map of where each players home town is located.

ALSO GET TO KNOW: the FORWARDS // the GOALTENDERS

  OSKARS BARTULIS (AWZ-kahrs - bahr-TEW-lihs)
  age: 23 (1.21.87) // ht: 6'2'' // wt: 184 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Ogre, Latvia -- click here for map
  * 2nd year in NHL... Made his NHL debut on Nov. 11, 2009
  * Signed multi-year contract extension on Dec. 2
  * Played in 2010 Olympics for Team Latvia
  * WATCH: BARTULIS HIGHLIGHTS

  MATT CARLE (KAHRL)
  age: 25 (9.25.84) // ht: 6'0'' // wt: 205 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Anchorage, Alaska -- click here for map
  * Had 4 assists in one period last season to set Flyers record by defenseman
  * Scored game-tying goal vs. Rangers in last game of season to send into OT
  * Won 2 National Championships with U. of Denver & Hobey Baker Award
  * WATCH: CARLE HIGHLIGHTS

  BRAYDON COBURN (BRAY-duhn - KOH-burhrn)
  age: 25 (2.27.85) // ht: 6'5'' // wt: 220 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Shaunavon, Saskatchewan -- click here for map
  * 6th year in NHL... Has played in 259 of a possible 266 Flyers games
  * In juniors, was awarded WHL Humanitarian Award for off-ice commitments
  * Co-Winner of Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy in 2008-09
  * WATCH: COBURN HIGHLIGHTS

  ANDREJ MESZAROS (Awn-dray - MEHT-zahr-ohsh)
  age: 24 (11.13.85) // ht: 6'2'' // wt: 220 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Povazka Bystrica, Czech Republic -- click here for map
  * 6th year in NHL... Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2005-06
  * Played in Stanley Cup Final with Ottawa in 2007
  * Played in 2010 Olympics with Team Slovakia
  * WATCH: MESZAROS HIGHLIGHTS

  SEAN O'DONNELL (SHAWN - Oh-DAHN-uhl)
  age: 38 (10.13.71) // ht: 6'2'' // wt: 237 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Ottawa, Ontario - click here for map
  * Played in 2 Stanley Cup Finals, winning Cup in 2007 with Anaheim
  * Has played over 1,000 NHL games and just shy of 1,700 penalty minutes
  * Has played in 873 of his last 902 NHL games over the last 11 seasons
  * WATCH: O'DONNELL HIGHLIGHTS
  CHRIS PRONGER (KRIHS - PRAWN-guhr)
  age: 35 (10.10.74) // ht: 6'6'' // wt: 220 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Dryden, Ontario -- click here for map
  * Has played in 3 Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Cup in 2007 with Anaheim
  * Won NHL's Hart Memorial Trophy & Norris Trophy in 2000
  * Has over 1,100 games played, 1,500 penalty minutes & 500 assists
  * WATCH: PRONGER HIGHLIGHTS
  KIMMO TIMONEN (KEE-moh - TEEM-oh-nehn)
  age: 35 (3.18.75) // ht: 5'10'' // wt: 194 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Kuopio, Finland -- click here for map
  * Was a former 10th round pick (250th overall). Has played in over 800 games
  * Has played in 4 Olympics, winning 3 medals (2 bronze, 1 silver)
  * Winner of the Barry Ashbee Trophy in 2007-08 & 2008-09
  * WATCH: TIMONEN HIGHLIGHTS

  MATT WALKER (WAHL-kuhr)
  age: 30 (4.07.80) // ht: 6'4'' // wt: 215 // shoots: righthanded
  born: Beaverlodge, Alberta -- click here for map
  * Was a part of the Simon Gagne trade in July 
  * T-1st on Tampa Bay in blocked shots (116)
  * Briefly played with Chris Pronger in St. Louis
  * WATCH: WALKER HIGHLIGHTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 75 21 53 7 74
C. Giroux 74 22 46 1 68
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 75 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 75 13 17 1 30
M. Read 73 7 22 -7 29
M. Del Zotto 57 9 19 -5 28
M. Raffl 60 19 6 6 25
V. Lecavalier 51 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 10 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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