Flyers sign two prospects

Posted: May 22, 2012

The Flyers signed two prospects - forwards Derek Mathers and Andrew Johnston - to entry-level deals on Monday.

Mathers, 18, was the Flyers' last draft pick in 2011, 206th overall in the sixth round. He collected an astounding 348 penalty minutes over the last two seasons, including 49 fighting majors, with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-3 bruiser added two more fights in nine games with the AHL's Phantoms this spring on an amateur tryout contract once his OHL season was finished.

Johnston, 21, was a surprise undrafted addition to the Flyers. He collected 81 points in 58 games this season with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, one of Canada's minor-junior leagues.

He also played two seasons for the Flin Flon (Manitoba) Bombers, the same program that produced former Flyers greats Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach.


Contact Frank Seravalli at seravaf@phillynews.com.

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