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Get to Know: The Forwards

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Below is a quick look at the Flyers offense. The following links are highlights of each player, interviews, PLUS a map of where each player's home town is located.


ALSO GET TO KNOW:
the DEFENSE // the GOALTENDERS

  BLAIR BETTS (BLAIR - BEHTS)
  age: 30 (2.16.80) // ht: 6'3'' // wt: 210 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Edmonton, Alberta -- click here for map
  * His 9th season in the NHL
  * Signed 2-year contract extension in February
  * Won the AHL's Calder Cup in 2001 with Saint John
  * WATCH BETTS HIGHLIGHTS

  DANNY BRIERE (DA-nee - bree-AIR)
  age: 33 (10.06.77) // ht: 5'10'' // wt: 179 // shoots: righthanded
  born: Gatineau, Quebec -- click here for map
  * Led playoffs with 30 pts, which also set Flyers record in single playoff year
  * T-4th all-time in playoff game-winning-goals in Flyers history (7)
  * Scored in 5 of 6 games in the Stanley Cup Final
  * WATCH BRIERE HIGHLIGHTS

  DAN CARCILLO (DAN-yul - kar-SIHL-oh)
  age: 25 (1.28.85) // ht: 6'0'' // wt: 205 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: King City, Ontario -- click here for map
  * Had 1st fight in NHL Winter Classic history (with Bruins' Shawn Thornton)
  * Had game-winning OT goal in Game 3 of the Quarterfinals vs. NJ Devils
  * Led the Flyers in penalty minutes (207) and hits (194) last season
  * WATCH CARCILLO HIGHLIGHTS

  JEFF CARTER (JEHF - KAR-tuhr)
  age: 25 (1.01.85) // ht: 6'3'' // wt: 200 // shoots: righthanded
  born: London, Ontario -- click here for map
  * Had 286 consecutive games-played streak - 3rd in Flyers' history
  * Led team in goals (33) last season
  * Scored career-high 46 goals and 84 points in 2008-09, which led the Flyers
  * WATCH CARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  CLAUDE GIROUX (KLOHD - zhih-ROO)
  age: 22 (1.12.88) // ht: 5'11'' // wt: 172 // shoots: righthanded
  born: Hearst, Ontario - click here for map
  * Scored game-winning OT goal in Game 3 of the Final last season
  * Has 26 points in 29 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.
  * Won QMJHL championships and played in Memorial Cup in 2008
  * WATCH: GIROUX HIGHLIGHTS
  SCOTT HARTNELL (SKAWT - HAHRT-nell)
  age: 28 (4.18.82) // ht: 6'2'' // wt: 210 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Regina, Saskatchewan -- click here for map
  * Led all players in Stanley Cup Final in goals (5) and T-2nd in points (9)
  * Played his 600th NHL game & recorded his 1,000 penalty minute last season
  * Recipient of Gene Hart Memorial Award in 2008-09
  * WATCH: HARTNELL HIGHLIGHTS
  IAN LAPERRIERE (EE-an - luh-PAIR-ee-YAIR)
  age: 36 (1.19.74) // ht: 6'1'' // wt: 200 // shoots: righthanded
  born: Montreal, Quebec -- click here for map
  * missed 10 playoff games after taking a puck to the face vs. NJ last season
  * Has played over 1,100 NHL games and over 1,500 penalty minutes
  * Recipient of Yanick Dupre Award & Gene Hart Award in 2009-10
  * WATCH: LAPERRIERE HIGHLIGHTS

  VILLE LEINO (VIHL-ee - LAY-noh)
  age: 27 (10.06.83) // ht: 6'1'' // wt: 190 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Savonlinna, Finland -- click here for map
  * Set Flyers rookie record for most points in the playoffs last year (21)
  * Had a point in 5 of 6 games in the Stanley Cup Final for a total of 9 pts
  * Has played in two consecutive Stanley Cup Finals
  * WATCH: LEINO HIGHLIGHTS

  ANDREAS NODL (ahn-DRAY-us - NO-duhl)
  age: 23 (2.28.87) // ht: 6'1'' // wt: 196 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Vienna, Austria -- click here for map
  * Spent previous two season with Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Phantoms
  * Appeared in 10 regular season and 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games last year
  * In college, was WCHA rookie of the year in 2006-07
  * WATCH NODL HIGHLIGHTS

  DARROLL POWE (DAH-rell - POW)
  age: 25 (6.22.85) // ht: 5'11'' // wt: 212 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -- click here for map
  * Finished 2nd on the team in hits (183) last season
  * Recipient of Pelle Lindbergh Trophy in 2008-09
  * Graduate of Princeton University with a degree in sociology
  * WATCH POWE HIGHLIGHTS

  MIKE RICHARDS (MIGHK - RIH-chahrds)
  age: 25 (2.11.85) // ht: 5'11'' // wt: 195 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Kenora, Ontario -- click here for map
  * Is the 1st and only player in NHL history to scored 3 shorthand goals 5-on-3
  * Won Bobby Clarke Trophy in 2007-08 & 2008-09
  * Had 23 pts in 23 playoff games last season
  * WATCH RICHARDS HIGHLIGHTS

  JODY SHELLEY (JOH-dee - SHEH-lee)
  age: 34 (2.07.76) // ht: 6'3'' // wt: 230 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Thompson, Manitoba -- click here for map
  * Has played over 500 NHL games with over 1,300 penalty minutes
  * Led San Jose Sharks with 16 fighting majors in 2008-09
  * Scored two goals last season, both of which were against the Flyers
  * WATCH: SHELLEY HIGHLIGHTS
  JAMES van RIEMSDYK (JAYMZ - VAN-REEMZ-dighk)
  age: 21 (5.04.89) // ht: 6'3'' // wt: 200 // shoots: lefthanded
  born: Middletown, New Jersey -- click here for map
  * T-1st on Flyers and all NHL rookies in game-winning goals (6)
  * Scored the 1st goal in Game 7 vs. Boston in the playoffs last season
  * Flyers 2nd overall draft pick in 2007
  * WATCH: JVR HIGHLIGHTS
  NIKOLAY ZHERDEV (NIH-koh-lay - ZHAIR-dehv)
  age: 25 (11.5.84) // ht: 6'2'' // wt: 203 // shoots: righthanded
  born: Kiev, Ukraine -- click here for map
  * played in the KHL (Russia) last year
  * 4th overall draft pick in 2003
  * scored 5 goals and 6 points in 7 preseason games for the Flyers
  * WATCH: ZHERDEV HIGHLIGHTS
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