2009-10: Brandon Alderson made his OHL debut as a 17-year-old and skated in 67 games for the Sarnia Sting. He scored 13 goals with 11 assists and was -17 with 30 penalty minutes. The Sting finished last in the West Division, winning a league-low 17 games. He was ranked 154th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings but was not selected in the 2010 NHL Draft.
2010-11: Alderson skated in all 68 games for Sarnia in his second OHL season despite playing with a wrist injury that required surgery in April. He scored 11 goals with 19 assists and was -20 with 63 penalty minutes. The Sting missed the playoffs for the second straight season; finishing fourth in the West Division.
2011-12: Obtained by Sault Ste. Marie in a June 2011 trade with Sarnia, Alderson played 65 games for the Greyounds in his third OHL season. He scored 17 goals with 22 assists and was +5 with 81 penalty minutes. Sault Ste. Marie came up just short in its quest for a playoff spot; finishing one point behind Windsor for the final spot in the Western Conference.
2012-13: Alderson signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Flyers in March 2013 and made his pro debut with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate in Adirondack following an over-age season in the OHL. He made his debut with the Phantoms in April and in nine games he had 2 assists and was an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes. Adirondack missed the playoffs after finishing last in the Northeast Division. Skating on a line with fellow Flyers prospect Nick Cousins in his second season with Sault Ste. Marie, Alderson scored 28 goals with 36 assists and was +13 with 64 penalty minutes. The Greyhounds finished second in the West Division and Alderson scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes in four games in the first playoff series of his OHL career.
2013-14: Alderson skated in 71 games for Flyers AHL affiliate Adirondack in his first pro season. He scored 14 goals with 7 assists and was minus-13 with 42 penalty minutes. Six of his 14 goals were scored on the Phantoms power play. Adirondack missed the playoffs; finishing fourth in the Northeast Division.
No part of Alderson’s game stands out, but the right winger has been a consistent player for the Phantoms. He’s a physical forward who fights for the puck in gritty areas, and has seen some power play time.
Alderson is entering his third professional season, and will play for the Phantoms in 2015-16.