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A look at how the Flyers 2012 Draft picks did last season and what's ahead.

Thursday, 06.27.2013 / 5:02 PM ET / News
By Anthony SanFilippo  - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter
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The 2013 NHL Draft is now just three days away. The Flyers have six picks in the draft, including No. 11 overall.

The intrigue continues to build as everyone waits to see if the Flyers keep the pick, or trade up – or –down – in the draft to continue to restock their system of prospects.

And while everyone waits in anticipation to see what will happen Sunday, we thought we’d take one final look back at the 2012 NHL Draft to see how the Flyers fared and how these prospects performed this past season.

These brief snippets originally ran on the blog FlyersInsideOut.com in April, but in some instances have been updated.

Scott Laughton

It was a wildly successful season for Laughton, who got to play at three different levels as one of the Flyers top prospects.

Scott Laughton is widely considered the Flyers No. 1 prospect, and will be a very interesting figure during both Development and Training Camp.

He started the season as a center for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL, before being invited to training camp with the Flyers in January.

He made the team out of camp and got to play five games in the NHL before being returned to Oshawa to finish his junior season.

In 49 games with the Generals, Laughton had 23 goals and 33 assists for 56 points.

In the playoffs he was on a torrid pace with seven goals and six assists for 13 points in seven games, before a suspension for a check-from-behind knocked him out of the second round, and his team was eliminated.

He finished the season with the Adirondack Phantoms in the AHL where he registered his first professional points, scoring a goal and adding two assists for three points in six games.

Laughton (6-1, 177), was the Flyers first round pick (No. 20 overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is expected to make a hard push for a roster spot with the big club in training camp next September.

In the interim, Laughton has been named on the Team Canada National Junior Team development camp roster. The camp for later this summer (August 4-10) in Quebec and Lake Placid, N.Y.

Laughton will also take part in the Flyers Development Camp at Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. in a couple weeks.

Anthony Stolarz

After starting the season with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Stolarz, 19, made the switch to the OHL and hasn’t looked back.

Starting in goal for much of the time since his arrival with the London Knights in January, Stolarz finished the regular season with a 13-3-2 record, a 2.29 goals against average and a .920 save percentage in 20 games.

And in the playoffs, he was even better before hitting a wall in the OHL Finals

Stolarz was 13-2-1 with a 2.23 GAA and a .933 save percentage through Game 2 of the Finals before struggling in a couple starts and eventually being lifted as the starter as the Knights won the championship.

Stolarz was back in net for the first game of the Memorial Cup and will be the go-to guy for the Knights next season as they will play host to the Memorial Cup Finals in London.

During the summer, Stolarz has been working out at Skate Zone and will take part in the Flyers Development Camp as well as the U.S. Junior National Team Goaltending Development Camp.

Stolarz (6-6, 220), was drafted in the second round (No. 45 overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry draft.

Shayne Gostisbehere

Gostisbehere, 20, completed a successful sophomore season at Union College that also saw him earn a gold medal for Team USA in the World Junior Championships in January.

While at Union, the standout defenseman finished with eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points and 39 penalty minutes in 36 games.

For Team USA he compiled one goal and one assist in seven games en route to the gold medal.

Gostisbehere (5-11, 170) was drafted by the Flyers in the third round (No. 78 overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He will also attend the Flyers Development Camp.

Fredric Larsson

Larson, 18, spent the entire season with Brynas of the Swedish Junior Elite League. In 41 games there, Larsson, a

It looks like Fredric Larsson is celebrating because he's bringing his game to North America.

defenseman, had four goals and six assists for 10 points and finished with 134 penalty minutes. He was also a plus-1.

Larsson (6-3, 182), was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (No. 111 overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Originally expected to skate with Brynas again next season, Larsson has indicated recently that he is looking to come to North America to continue his junior career, likely somewhere in the CHL. Before he decides though, Larsson will come to the Flyers Development Camp in two weeks.

Taylor Leier

Leier, 19, averaged nearly a point-per-game for the high-flying Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. In 64 games, Leier had 27 goals and 35 assists for 62 points playing left wing on Portland’s second line.

He kept up a similar scoring pace in the playoffs for the Winterhawks with nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in 21 games as Portland won the WHL Championship. Leier was knocked out of the Memorial Cup with a concussion after taking a hit to the head, but has been recovering nicely during the summer and will take part in the Flyers Development Camp in July.

Leier (5-11, 178), was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (No. 117 overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Reece Willcox

Willcox (5-11, 190), 19, played 34 games as a freshman defenseman at Cornell University this season and finished with zero goals and five assists for five points with eight penalty minutes.

This was after spending two seasons in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League, where the Flyers drafted him in the fifth round (No. 141 overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Willcox will attend the Flyers Development Camp in July.

Valeri Vasiliev

Vasiliev (6-1, 205), 18, played 11 games for Moscow Spartak in the KHL this season, picking up one assist for one point.

Although his time with the big club in the KHL was brief, Vasiliev got to play with and against several former NHLers, including on his Spartak team, former Flyers Branko Radivojevic and Stefan Ruzicka and former Flyers draft pick Denis Bodrov.

Vasiliev was drafted by the Flyers in the seventh round (No. 201 overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

To contact Anthony SanFilippo, email asanfilippo@comcast-spectacor.com or follow him on Twitter @AnthonySan37




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