Flyers Court Couturier

By: Tim Brennan

The Flyers have chosen Sean Couturier with the 8th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. Couturier played last season with the Drummondville Voltiguers of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League posting 36 goals and 60 assists for 96 points in 58 games. The 6-4, 195 lbs. center has a great skill set and uses his size to his advantage. His offensive instincts and hockey sense are strong attributes but his forte is his ability to protect the puck while in traffic or under pressure. Scouts project that he will be a second line center who will average 60-70 points per season. It looks like Paul Holmgren found a replacement for Jeff Carter. To see what Couturier can do and will bring to the Flyers in the future, check out this video:

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