Found May 16, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Matt Read
TEAMS: Philadelphia Flyers
Of all of the Flyers' rookies who stepped up this past season, Matt Read's strong first-year campaign was simultaneously the most and least surprising. It was unexpected because the player, who will turn 26 on June 14, was not even on the NHL radar screen a few year ago. He is a classic late bloomer. Entering training camp last September, Read had only 11 games of professional experience -- an...

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