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MiamiScreamingEagles 09-09-2013 12:54 PM

Taylor Leier (LW, 2012 draft choice) signed to an entry level contract
 
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Taylor Leier took a puck to the face Sunday and needed 12 stitches on his lower cheek to close the wound.

He tweeted out a photo of the damage, and as expected had a bit of a scowl on his grill.

It's a good bet the cut hurts just a little bit less today.

That's because Leier, 19, signed his entry-level contract with the Flyers Monday.

The Flyers have really been impressed with Leier's progression since drafting him in the fourth round (No. 117 overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry draft.

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Leier puts the Flyers at the 50-contract limit this season, however he now joins two other players - Scott Laughton and Anthony Stolarz - on a list of prospects who can have their contracts slide to next season because they remain junior eligible.

As a result the Flyers still have room to add two or three contracts (depends on Laughton making the roster) to the organization if they so choose.
http://flyers.nhl.com/club/blogpost.htm?id=20004
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 174
  • Shoots: Left
  • Born: Feb 15, 1994 (Age 19)
  • Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Drafted: PHI / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
  • Round: 4th (117th overall)

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8476955

JDinkalage Morgoone 09-09-2013 12:59 PM

Cool. Hopefully he can develop into a solid player.

jd2210 09-09-2013 01:02 PM

Whoooohooo. Very glad for him. This should be a confidence booster for him as well

Flying 09-09-2013 01:12 PM

if he works on everything to go with his offensive game he could turn out to be pretty good.

he took a big concussion in junior from Dalton Thrower so he needs to be smart about his health.

Roo Mad Bro 09-09-2013 01:24 PM

The Flyers seem to really like him.

I think he can carve out a nice bottom 6 career. Seems to have very good skating ability, and is a 2 way player.

six sigma 09-09-2013 01:24 PM

I love it when I get the chance to watch our prospects locally! Plus Winterhawk games are generally a blast.

BobbyClarkeFan16 09-09-2013 01:25 PM

Right on!!!! Leier is a real solid prospect with great speed, good hands, great defensive awareness and a solid team guy. His upside could be that of a Matt Read if given the opportunity to play in an offensive role. At the very least, you've got a replacement for Max Talbot in the system. Good signing. Glad to see Leier got a contract. That 2012 draft is going to go down as being a very important draft for the Flyers. It's possible that there could be five, maybe six players signed from that draft.

tymed 09-09-2013 01:37 PM

:cheers:

sunsoutgunsout 09-09-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Flying (Post 70938689)
if he works on everything to go with his offensive game he could turn out to be pretty good.

he took a big concussion in junior from Dalton Thrower so he needs to be smart about his health.

Big WHL watcher here: The concussion was no fault of Leier's. Thrower is a known dirty player, and got suspended for the Leier hit.

To actually add to the conversation, Leier is a really solid player, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he turns into a very solid 3C for you guys down the line.

Hockeypete49 09-09-2013 01:54 PM

Well done kid. Good luck.

Random Forest 09-09-2013 02:03 PM

Another kid flying under the radar in our prospect pool. Could see him being a good third line presence in the future.

Noebels-Laughton-Leier could be really, really solid.

BackWithaVengeance 09-09-2013 02:35 PM

Been about time.

Congratulations.

MiamiScreamingEagles 09-09-2013 03:03 PM

And he scored the first goal in today's rookie game.

LegionOfDoom91 09-09-2013 03:17 PM

Well I was wrong, I thought the concussion would make hard for him to earn a contract but I'm glad to be wrong seeing as I really like Leier.

The 2012 draft class is shaping up to possibly being a good one for the Flyers.

SchennSational1022* 09-09-2013 09:05 PM

Pronman always states how he was a steal in the 4th round. Love this kid.


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