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PROSPECT PROFILE: Nicolas Aube-Kubel

by Devin Lowe | PhiladelphiaFlyers.com / Philadelphia Flyers
Although you may not have heard about it, there was another player within the Flyers organization who had a point streak in the double digits this year. His name is Nicolas Aube-Kubel, and he’s one of the top prospects in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.


Aube-Kubel, a right winger for the Val d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL, best displayed his offensive power this season over the course of a 15-game scoring streak from November 10 to December 30. During that stretch, he scored 13 goals and tallied 18 assists, good for a points-per-game average of just over 2.

But don’t count him out as just streaky. Aube-Kubel also has the second-best plus-minus in the entire QMJHL, and he’s 12th in the league in scoring with 75 points. When you add in that he’s missed seven games due to injury, his numbers are even more impressive: he’s 9th in the league in points per game with 1.5.

“He scores goals and he can really shoot the puck,” says John Riley, the Flyers’ player development coach. “He plays for a very strong team in the Quebec League. He’s a leader on that team, offensively, certainly. He’s grown his all-around game and he’s learning to play better without the puck.”

One of the many reasons the Flyers chose Aube-Kubel 48th overall in the second round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft was for his offensive potential, and he shows no signs of slowing down. He notched at least one point in every game but one in January and has done the same so far in February.

Perhaps most impressive is that Aube-Kubel just keeps improving.

He’s five points away from surpassing the numbers he put up in his career season, set just last year, when he tallied 80 points in 61 games. He has 75 points through 51 games so far, and with 11 more games to go, he’s on pace to score 91 points.

Aube-Kubel is in his fourth year in the QMJHL, and his Foreurs sit atop the league with 89 points. For the second year in a row, Aube-Kubel, an assistant captain, will help lead his team to and through the playoffs with the goal of winning a Memorial Cup.

“He’s on a very strong team. They have a very good chance to go to the Memorial Cup,” Riley says. “I think, in this tournament, [they could] get at least two or three rounds deep into the Quebec League and win it, which I think would be great for him and his development, just playing in those pressure games.”

Riley says that the Flyers’ defensive prospects come to mind when most people think of the organization’s up-and-coming talent, but Aube-Kubel is one of several young forwards he sees as part of the Flyers’ future, too.

Added Riley: “He’s part of a core group that, as they continue to evolve and continue to grow their game, hopefully spend some time in Lehigh Valley and learn how to be professional, and move on, hopefully, to the Flyers and be part of something special.”

For more on Flyers prospects playing in the NCAA, junior and European hockey leagues see below…

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN DRAFT 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P
Nicolas Aube-Kubel RW 5'11" 200 19 Slave Lake. Alberta 2014 Val d'Or (QMJHL) 50 35 40 75
Samuel Dove-McFalls LW 6'2" 197 18 Montreal, Quebec 2015 Saint John (QMJHL) 17 4 4 8
Radel Fazleev C 6'0" 194 19 Kazan, Russia 2014 Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 50 18 44 62
Travis Konecny RW 5'10" 177 18 London, Ontario 2015 Ottawa 67's (OHL) 51 23 61 84
Philippe Myers D 6'5" 196 18 Dieppe, New Brunswick Undrafted Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) 52 14 22 36
Ivan Provorov D 6'0" 201 18 Yaroslavl, Russia 2015 Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 50 13 42 55
Travis Sanheim D 6'3" 198 19 Elkhorn, Manitoba 2014 Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 41 10 42 52

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN DRAFT 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P
Terrance Amorosa D 6'1" 185 20 Kirkland, Quebec 2013 Clarkson University 21 4 8 12
David Drake D 6'3" 185 20 Naperville, Illinois 2013 University of Connecticut 24 0 5 5
Mark Friedman D 5'11" 185 19 Toronto, Ontario 2014 Bowling Green State University 34 4 14 18
Cooper Marody RW 6'0" 177 18 Brighton, Michigan 2015 Michigan University 22 8 8 16
Reece Willcox D 6'4" 204 21 Surrey, British Columbia 2012 Cornell University 26 2 10 12

EUROPE

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN DRAFT 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P
David Kase C 5'11" 164 18 Kadan, Czech Republic 2015 Liga (WSM) 16 6 8 14
Oskar Lindblom F 6'1" 192 19 Gavle, Sweden 2014 Brynas (SweHL) 41 7 16 23
Mikhail Vorobyov C 6'2" 194 18 Ufa, Russia 2015 Toplar (MHL) 28 2 1 3

GOALTENDERS

GOALTENDER HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN 2015-16 TEAM
GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Ivan Fedotov 6'6" 192 18 St. Petersburg, Russia Reaktor (MHL) 28 17 5 4 0 2.31 .907
Merrick Madsen 6'4" 177 20 Preston, Indiana Harvard University 22 14 4 3 4 1.98 .930
Felix Sandstrom 6'2" 196 18 Gavle, Sweden Brynas (SweHL) 19 9 8 2 0 2.51 .910
Matej Tomek 6'3" 180 18 Bratislava, Slovakia North Dakota University - - - - - - -
*All stats are through games on Feb. 23
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