Sean Couturier was Philadelphia's No. 1 pick in last June's Entry Draft, taken with the pick that was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Jeff Carter deal. Matt Read went undrafted and starred at Bemidji State (Minn.) before signing with the Flyers last May as a free agent.
With one a fresh-faced 18-year old and the other a 25-year old "vet", both Couturier and Read are finding their way in the NHL at the same time together after taking advantage of the opportunity handed to them during training camp.
"Early on in camp when we had we thought a lot of young players available to us, we wanted to give them an opportunity in training camp to play different roles," said Flyers coach Peter Laviolette. "Sean came highly regarded as a smart two-way player that was able to play in a lot of different situations, and we utilizedRead More »from Flyers getting big help from rookies Read and Couturier