Barry Ashbee Trophy – Braydon Coburn
After his poor play and injury last season, I did not expect much out of Coburn this year. He is not an offensive dynamo and he is prone to making dumb turnovers. However, this season Coburn has been very solid. He still has his share of mistakes and dumb plays, but he is averaging a team high 22:54 per game and logs 3:55 per game on the penalty kill. He has started to use his mobility to move the puck up the ice and has not been shy about jumping into the rush. Coburn is not a #1 defenseman, but among the group the Flyers have, Coburn is undoubtedly the best.
My runner-up: Erik Gustafsson