|Written by Nathan Martin|
April 2013: Jason Akeson finally got a taste of NHL action in the Flyers last game of the season in Ottawa. Playing in his hometown, Akeson scored his first NHL goal on his second shift of the game. He showed great instinct on the play, driving the net hard and beating Craig Anderson with an absolute rocket to the top right corner; a goal scorers goal. Although it's the smallest sample size possible (one game), Akeson looked solid in his debut. Nathan Martin
April 2013 - Jason Akeson was recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this month, joining a few of his Adirondack teammates who also got the call. The Flyers are going to kick their tires on prospects with just three games remaining on the schedule, and Akeson certainly warrants that opportunity. Although the Phantoms will miss the postseason yet again, Akeson was a consistent presence on right wing, netting 20 goals for the first time in his pro career. The Flyers’ coaching staff will look for Akeson to restore some of the fire he had in his OHL days when he was an absolute force for the Kitchener Rangers. Look for the Orleans, Ontario native to make his debut in the Flyers’ next three games. Nathan Martin
August 2012 – After leading the OHL in assists (84) and tying Tyler Toffoli for the league scoring crown with 108 points, the undrafted Akeson secured a contract with the Flyers. The signing has already proved to be astute, as Akeson led the low-scoring Phantoms (AHL) in scoring as a rookie with 55 points in 76 games. He is a top setup man who in a constant struggle to prove his doubters wrong - and he's succeeding. With so little competition in the Flyers' pipeline, Akeson is first in line for a phone call when the big club needs an injury replacement on a scoring line.
Fantasy Outlook: B-
A boom or bust guy who should get his shot relatively soon. Would flourish with a sniper.
Akeson scores the first goal in this little highlight package:
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 19:26|