Originally written on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 9/29/12


Words can not describe how weird/awkward it was to type the words "Phantoms' Couturier".

Anyway, the Adirondack Phantoms opened their training camp today at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. 

Amongst the locked-out Flyers to be joining their AHL affiliate is 19-year-old sensation Sean Couturier.

Couturier, who was drafted 8th overall in 2011 by the Flyers, had a phenomenal rookie campaign having put up a combined 31 points on the season. Although he is not a player known for his flashy offensive ability, his two-way, defensive style of play made him one of the best of last year's rookie class.

Now the young Flyer has a chance to improve his skills during his time with the Phantoms. He was excited to be back on the ice at training camp this morning.

"I’m happy to be on the ice and to get some real practices going and get the tempo up. It feels good and im looking forward to starting the year", Couturier said.

Over the summer, Sean has been playing a lot of hockey, trying to become a better player each day.

"I've been training hard this summer trying to gain some weight and gain some strength to get stronger and faster and I'm coming into camp ready and hopefully I can show what I've improved on", he stated.

Last year, Sean Couturier played a special role for the Flyers. He saw time centering the third and fourth lines, was used on the penalty kill, and was given the role of covering the superstars of other teams. 

Like many fans, Couturier thinks that along with his strong defensive play, he has a lot to offer offensively, and hopes to do so this season.

"I think I can show my offensive side of the game coming into my second year of pro hockey. Last year was a lot of adaption for me and this year I want to show more of my offensive side of the game"

You can see Sean Couturier and the rest of the locked-out Flyers throughout the week at Phantoms Training Camp. The training camp schedule and roster is provided below.

Training Camp Schedule

Training Camp Roster 

Andrew Dintino is the Featured Writer covering the Philadelphia Flyers for Buzz on Broad.

You can follow him on twitter @AndrewD48 for the latest news regarding the Philadelphia Flyers.

With any questions, contact via email: adintino@buzzonbroad.com

 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Treon Harris to start at QB for Gators’ opening game

Marshawn Lynch campaigning for Seahawks to sign Fred Jackson

Alabama vs. Wisconsin showdown not selling many tickets

Report: Last-minute Deflategate settlement deal very unlikely

Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to play in 2016 Hall of Fame Game

Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Manny Pacquiao a 'liar with no skills'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Reports: LeSean McCoy's Week 1 status still uncertain

Jay Feely told Deflategate judge about 2009 kicking incident

Jon Gruden calls Marcus Mariota a ‘double-edged sword’

Report: Bills expected to cut Matt Cassel

Garcon: RG3 can be ‘great player on any team that he goes to’

Report: Cavs ‘convinced’ LeBron would not leave Cleveland again

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker