Regular Season Stats
The 2016-17 season was supposed to be the year we finally got to see Nick Cousins reach his full potential, but instead he would ultimately be his final year with the Flyers.
Cousins, selected in the third-round (68th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, showed off some decent offensive skills in the American Hockey League. He had 45 goals and 124 points in 184 total games for the Adriondack and Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The 23-year-old forward had a decent showing in limited time during the 2015-16 season with six goals and 11 points in just 36 games. He was never fully able to establish a consistent offensive game last season as not only was he a healthy scratch numerous times during the year, but an upper-body injury caused Cousins to miss much of the final month of the season.
Cousins finished the season with 52.4 Corsi For %, which was the fifth best among Flyers forwards who played in at least 50 games. His overall Corsi rating was a +65, good enough for eighth on the team.
Cousins’ 2016-17 was decent for a bottom-six forward, but with a talented group of young forwards looking to make the team this fall he became expendable. Instead of losing him to the Vegas Golden Knights for nothing at the expansion draft general manager Ron Hextall was able to work out a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. Back on June 16, Hextall sent Cousins and goaltending prospect Merrick Madsen to Arizona in exchange for Brendan Warren and a fifth-round draft pick.
What do you think of Nick Cousins’ 2016-17 season?