What’s Been the Biggest Surprise for Flyers This Season ?
The Flyers got off to a fast start to this season, but have slowed down somewhat since their 5-3 start.
One guy who has remained hot is 24-year old center Sean Couturier.
The former first-round pick has nine goals and nine assists in 15 games this season, his previous high was 15 goals during the 2014-15 season. The Flyers took a chance moving Couturier to the top line center position this year, and moving captain Cluade Giroux to the left wing.
The move worked out and his production has been great. According to ESPN.com the surprise this season has been Sean Couturier's offensive outburst.
The Flyers' top center might top his career point mark by January. Couturier's previous best scoring total was 39 points in both 2015-16 and 2013-14. This year he has nine goals and nine assists in 15 games. The main reason: He's playing alongside supremely skilled forward Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. The trio has outscored opponents 14-8 and has a 54.9% Corsi Percentage. Couturier's defensive mindset with the setup abilities of Giroux and Voracek appear to be a perfect mix that will continue to be a major challenge for Flyers' opponents.