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Flyers select forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel 48th overall

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 2:34 PM / News
By Julie Bacanskas
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Flyers select forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel 48th overall
5-10, 187-lb forward from QMJHL taken 48th overall in the Second Round
NICOLAS AUBE-KUBEL (2ND ROUND - 48TH OVERALL)

DAY TWO
WATCH: Aube-Kubel meets the Philly media
WATCH: Aube-Kubel 1 on 1 interview
WATCH: Fourth Round Pick -- Mark Friedman 1 on 1
READ: Get to know defenseman Mark Friedman

DAY ONE
READ: Greenberg - Why was Sanheim 17th?
READ: Sanheim's journey lands him in Philadelphia as a Flyer
WATCH: Travis Sanheim gets picked 17th overall by Ron Hextall
WATCH: Travis Sanheim 1-on-1 interview after selection
WATCH: Ron Hextall talks about why he picked Sanheim
WATCH: Sanheim meets the Philly media for the first time
READ: Full Press Release on Travis Sanheim

The Flyers kicked off day two of this year’s draft with the selection of forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel, the 48th overall pick.

A native of Alberta, Aube-Kubel spent the last two season playing for Val-d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL. This past season alone, the winger tallied 22 goals and 31 assists in 65 games. He finished sixth overall on the team in points.

The Flyers Second Round selection helped his team capture the President’s Trophy and QMJHL Championship to earn a berth in the prestigious 2014 Memorial Cup Tournament.

“The playoffs with my team and the Memorial Cup helped me to be well for the draft, and I think I did well especially during the Memorial Cup,” the winger said.

The 5-foot-11 forward is described as a versatile player who is not only speedy, but also has a strong defensive skill set.

“I got good speed, good skate ability,” said Aube-Kubel at the podium as he met with Philadelphia and Canadian reporters. “I’ve got good hockey sense offensively. I can be a two way player too.”

With this pick, the Flyers have high hopes of strengthening their future offensive game.

NEWS & NOTES
• The Foreuers selected Aube-Kubel with the seventh overall selection in the 2012 QMJHL draft. In 2012-13, he tallied 27 points (10-17—27) in 64 games as a 16-year-old rookie with the club.

• In 2011-12, Aube-Kubel helped College Antoine-Girouard Gaulois to the best record in the Quebec Midget AAA league, posting 24 points (11-13—24) in 41 games before adding 16 points (7-9—16) in 11 playoff games. His opponents that season included Jonathan Drouin (drafted third overall by Tampa Bay in 2013) and Daniel Audette (No. 75-ranked North American skater).

NICOLAS FAVORITES (Prior to Draft)

NHL team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL player: Jonathan Toews
Shootout move: “Datsyuk for sure!”
Video game: NHL
Movie: Step Brothers
TV show: Dexter
Actress: Megan Fox
Musician: Eminem
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Golf, Tennis
Athlete (non-hockey): Roger Federer

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 31 12 26 9 38
C. Giroux 31 8 27 7 35
W. Simmonds 31 14 8 3 22
B. Schenn 31 9 13 6 22
M. Streit 31 4 15 4 19
S. Couturier 31 7 8 -1 15
M. Read 31 3 8 -6 11
M. Raffl 23 8 1 2 9
M. Del Zotto 24 2 6 -6 8
N. Grossmann 31 2 5 6 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 6 10 5 .921 2.49
R. Emery 5 4 1 .899 3.05
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