Taylor Leier(23) Lehigh Valley Phantoms


Philadelphia Flyers‘ 4th round pick in the 2012 draft (#117 overall) left wing Taylor Leier(23) is having an impressive rookie campaign with minor league affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Skating in 63 AHL games with a team that hovers around the .500 winning mark he’s managed to put up 13 goals and 15 assists, while directing 109 shots on net.

The not exactly large 5’11” 177 lbs. forward played his junior hockey with Portland Winterhawks for three seasons, always increasing his point totals to become more than a point-per-game in his final run as captain.

He also won the 2013 WHL Championship and helped his squad with 9 goals and 7 assists in 21 games on the way to the title. They actually almost went all the way a 2nd year in a row taking it to game 7 of the 2014 Finals and close yet again in his first year, making it every year he was with them.

Signed to an entry level deal through 2016/2017, this still young 21-year old definitely is a prospect that looks to bring it forward, but he’s going to have to work every day and want to make it happen.