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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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