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Future Watch: Nick Cousins

Wednesday, 05.23.2012 / 1:27 PM / News
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Future Watch: Nick Cousins
With much of the attention coming on the Flyers\u2019 first round, eighth overall pick of Sean Couturier following the NHL Draft last June, Flyers fans might also remember their next pick in the draft \u2013 Nick Cousins
With much of the attention coming on the Flyers’ first round, eighth overall pick of Sean Couturier following the NHL Draft last June, Flyers fans might also remember their next pick in the draft – Nick Cousins.

Cousins was the Flyers’ third round pick in the 68th overall spot at the Draft in Minnesota.

“I think I bring some grit to my game and some playmaking ability,” said Cousins moments after being drafted. “I think I have a good offensive upside that not too many players have and I can bring that to the Philadelphia Flyers.

That offensive upside saw him explode for a career-high in goals (35), assists (53) and points (88) in 65 games in his third and most recent year with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

He led the Greyhounds in all three offensive categories and ended up tying for sixth overall in the OHL with his 88 points and sixth with his 53 assists.

Cousins also found consistency in his game during this past season with Soo. Among his 65 games, 28 of them were multi-point games and he put together a nine-game point streak and eight-game point streak at separate times during the season, while also improving his plus-minus rating by 15 points.

Not only can Cousins put points up on the board, but also he’s that gritty forward that often fits well into an Orange & Black sweater.

“He’s an energy player. Good skills, speed and just a highly competitive kid,” said Holmgren after selecting Cousins at the Draft. “He’s one of those guys that gets underneath the other team’s skin a little bit too.”

That helped the 5’11’’, 177-pound forward earn his first professional contract when he inked an entry-level deal with the Flyers on Mar. 26.

Shortly afterwards, Cousins made his professional hockey debut with the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, on Mar. 31.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 33 14 30 15 44
C. Giroux 33 10 30 11 40
W. Simmonds 33 14 9 1 23
B. Schenn 33 9 13 4 22
M. Streit 33 4 17 8 21
S. Couturier 33 8 9 -1 17
M. Read 33 3 10 -6 13
M. Raffl 25 9 3 4 12
V. Lecavalier 19 4 4 -4 8
N. Grossmann 33 3 5 9 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 6 10 5 .921 2.49
R. Emery 6 4 1 .894 3.13
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