24-Year-Old Right Wing – Philadelphia Flyers
Jason Akeson Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers in July of 2014. Contract is worth $575,000 at the NHL level.
Akeson will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Stars, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Akeson appeared in one game with the Flyers last year. Though he only spent about 12 minutes on the ice, he made the most of it by notching a goal. While the 23-year-old right winger is still below Max Talbot, Wayne Simmonds, and Jakub Voracek on the depth chart, an injury to one of those players could signal significant playing time for Akeson. So he could be worth a look in keeper leagues, especially if he can keep up that goal per game pace.
In Akeson’s rookie year with Adirondack (AHL), the winger posted an impressive 55 points in 76 contests. During five OHL seasons with Kitchener, Akeson saw an increase in point totals each year, peaking in the 2010-11 season with 24 goals, 84 assists and plus-20 rating. Odds are Akeson will have an opportunity to prove himself in the NHL this year. He could see decent ice time with the Flyers if he can translate OHL and AHL success to the NHL. He's definitely worth a look in keeper leagues.