Flyers 2008-09 junior prospect update

By Evan Davis

With the majority of the Flyers prospects having turned pro, here is a look at the prospects currently playing in the CHL.

QMJHL

Kevin Marshall, D – Quebec Remparts
6’0, 200 lbs
2007 NHL Entry Draft 2nd round, 47th overall

Marshall has already received much praise and recognition this season, his first year playing for Quebec. Marshall, noted for his leadership, was named captain of the QMJHL team in the ADT Canada-Russia challenge. So far this season the physical defenseman has 5 goals and 5 assists with a +6 rating in 22 games. Marshall is the leading scorer among defensemen for Quebec, and has scored the second most power-play goals on the team with five.

Marc-Andre Bourdon, D – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
6’0, 215 lbs
2008 NHL Entry Draft 3rd round, 67th overall

Bourdon, who has won such awards in the past for Scholastic Player of the Month and Defenseman of the Year, continues his success in the “Q” this season.  Bourdon currently is in a tie for third leading scorer among defensemen in the league with 9 goals and 14 assists in 22 games, with 8 goals coming on the power play.  Bourdon was also named to the QMJHL team in the ADT Canada-Russia challenge. The multi-skilled defenseman has two fights and 48 penalty minutes so far this season, and currently ranks third in scoring on his team. Bourdon has a +2 rating, which is tied for fourth best on his team.

OHL

Zac Rinaldo, LW – Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
5’11, 180 lbs
2008 NHL Entry Draft 6th round, 178th overall

The Mississauga, Ontario native has continued to play an aggressive brand of hockey, showing a penchant for throwing big hits and scrapping. The gritty left winger has 1 goal and 4 assists in 18 games, and leads his team with both 52 penalty minutes and four fights. After posting 14 points in 63 games last season, Rinaldo is on pace to top those point totals this season.

WHL

Jacob Deserres, G – Seattle Thunderbirds
6’2, 183 lbs
2008 NHL Entry Draft 3rd round, 84th overall

DeSerres has actually appeared in fewer games than his Seattle Thunderbirds partner Calvin Pickard this season.  Pickard, a rookie goaltender in the WHL, has appeared in 19 games whereas DeSerres has appeared in 12 games.  DeSerres currently has a record of 3-6, with a GAA of 4.63 and save percentage of .848.