14- Nick Cousins- Center/Wing
Rank in last year’s 21 under 21? Did you miss the part where we traded for him this past offseason?
Has He Played in the NHL?: He has. Cousins has played 107 regular season games with the Flyers and 6 playoff games.
Nick Cousins was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft after having spent two seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was a solid goal scorer in the OHL, finishing with over 20 goals in three of his four seasons, and in his final season, he finished with 103 points.
Cousins spent a few years in the AHL playing with the Adirondack Phantoms and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, including one season where he scored 22 goals in the AHL during the 2014-15 season. During that season, he started splitting time with the Flyers, and in 2016 he spent his first full season in the NHL, playing a total of 60 games while scoring 6 goals and notching 10 assists.
After being traded to the Coyotes Broad Street Hockey described Cousins as:
[A]n occasional healthy scratch over the past two seasons, and who was a fine enough bottom-6 guy, but never really differentiated himself as anything special during his time here
What does the future hold for Cousins?:
At this point Cousins has pretty much established himself as a bottom-six forward, and will likely remain that for the foreseeable future. If he can consistently score some goals, get a few assists, and isn’t a defensive liability, he will likely find a place with an NHL team for the foreseeable future.