June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Scott Laughton is selected as the number twenty overall draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Summary: World Junior Championships Day 1

The Philadelphia Flyers have five prospects representing their home countries in the World Junior Championships. 

After the first day, here is a recap of how each player performed. You can stream the games on NHL.com. The broadcast schedule is here.

United States of America 

Flyers prospect Anthony Stolarz did not play, but that did not stop the U.S. team from beating the Czech Republic 5-1. The United States scored twice in the first and second period before the Czech Republic got on the board with a goal in the third period. Five different players scored for Team USA.

Stolarz was selected by the Flyers second-round pick, 45th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He is 20-3-1 with three shutouts, a 2.50 goals against average and a .926 save percentage during the 2013-14 season.


The Canadians destroyed Germany by a score of 7-2. Team captain Scott Laughton did not register a point during the contest. Taylor Leier totaled four penalty minutes and did not register a point.

The 19-year-old Laughton, selected by the Flyers in the first round of the 2012 draft, has been on a tear in his final season with the Oshawa Generals. Laughton, also the captain of the Generals, has scored 50 points to this point in the season.  Laughton plays center.

Leier, another member of the Draft Class of 2012, has put together a nice season for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. The fourth-round pick has totaled 43 points in 31 games this season.   Leier plays the left wing.

*Connor McDavid, who is 16 years old and will likely be the no. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, had two assists in the game.


Valeri Vasilyev did not register a point, but was a +1, in Russia’s 11-0 win over Norway.

Vasilyev, selected in the 7th round of the 2012 draft, has had a quiet season statistically, two points in 26 games, for the Moscow Spartak.


The Swedes edged Switzerland 5-3. Robert Hagg did not register a point.

Hagg, selected in the second round of the 2012 draft, is also having a quiet season for MODO Hockey, although it should be noted Hagg is playing in the toughest league in Sweden. Hagg has five points in 33 games this season.

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