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Jason Akeson | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
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Jason Akeson will open the NHL season with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Akeson had 24 goals and 64 points in the AHL last season but ended up playing in the playoffs for the Flyers where he scored twice and added an assist in seven games. Look for Akeson to get 25-30 points this season as a bottom-six forward. Oct 4 - 9:23 AM

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Jason Akeson is battling for a roster spot with the Philadelphia Flyers.

If the team starts the year with 13 forwards then there appears to be two spots left for Blair Jones, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Akeson to compete for. Philadelphia also has Scott Laughton, Chris VandeVelde and Zack Stortin, but they are likely ticketed for the minors.
Sep 30 - 2:25 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have inked Jason Akeson to a one-year, two-way contract.

Akeson had 24 goals and 64 points in 70 AHL games in 2013-14. He's worth keeping an eye on during training camp even if he's far from a safe bet to make the team.
Jul 2 - 12:17 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have made a qualifying offer to Jason Akeson.

The 24-year-old was a pleasant surprise in the post-season after playing in the last game of the season in each of the last two seasons. Akeson managed two goals and three points in the seven game series against the Rangers and that play, along with a 24 goal, 64 point effort in the AHL in 2013-14, was enough to warrant a qualifying offer from Philadelphia.
Jun 29 - 9:36 AM

Jason Akeson scored the only Flyers goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 7 of their first round playoff series.

Akeson's third period tally cut the Rangers' lead in half, but the Flyers weren't able to draw any closer. Braydon Coburn and Matt Read picked up helpers on Philly's solitary goal.
Apr 30 - 10:04 PM

Jason Akeson has been a pleasant surprise for the Flyers in the playoffs.

Akeson was recalled for the final regular season game and has played in all five playoff matches to date. He has a goal and two points in the post-season and has averaged 12:06 minutes of ice time in the series. The 23-year-old should have a great chance to crack the Flyers lineup next season as he had 24 goals and 64 points in 70 AHL games this season.
Apr 28 - 9:49 AM

It was a big turnaround in Game 2 for Jason Akeson.

Akeson scored his first NHL playoff goal on Sunday and it came after he took a double minor in Game 1 which resulted in a couple of power play goals for the Rangers which put the game out of reach. His power play goal tied the game at two apiece. "I don't think a bad penalty is going to determine if I play harder or not, I try my hardest no matter what," Akeson said. "It was unfortunate for the first game, but we looked past it. We won the second game, and now we look onto the third."
Apr 21 - 8:18 AM

Jason Akeson will play in his first NHL playoff game Thursday night.

He recorded an assist in his debut with the Flyers in Sunday's regular season finale against Carolina. Akeson will play alongside Sean Couturier and Matt Read versus the Rangers.
Apr 17 - 3:19 PM

Jason Akeson made his seasonal debut on Sunday and picked up an assist.

Akeson played the last game of the 2012-13 season as well and scored a goal in his NHL debut then. He had 24 goals and 64 points in 70 games with Adirondack of the AHL this season.
Apr 14 - 8:50 AM

The Flyers have recalled winger Jason Akeson from the minors.

Akeson scored in his only NHL game of his career last season and will try to do the same on Sunday if he gets into the lineup. The 23-year-old had 24 goals and 64 points in 70 games with Adirondack of the AHL this season.
Apr 13 - 8:32 AM

Jason Akeson scored his first NHL goal in his debut on Saturday.

"It feels pretty good," Akeson said. "It's pretty exciting. The puck popped out there on a nice play by G (Claude Giroux) and luckily I was able to put it home. I know my family and friends are here and are probably loving it just as much as I am right now. It's fun to experience this. I don't know what else I can say. I'm pretty speechless right now." Akeson had an amazing season. He started with the ECHL Trenton Titans and worked his way up the ranks.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Jason Akeson will make his NHL debut on Saturday.

Akeson started the season with the ECHL Trenton Titans, so this is a big victory for him. He has 20 goals and 53 points in 62 AHL contests in 2012-13.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Jason Akeson has been called up by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Akeson has 20 goals and 53 points in 62 AHL games this season. This will give him a chance to make a good impressive on the Flyers' coaches before the summer starts. It's not clear if he'll make his NHL debut before the season ends.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Jason Akeson has gotten at least a point in eight of his first nine AHL games this season.

That gives Akeson 10 assists with the Adirondack Phantoms so far this season. He also has two goals and 10 points in 14 games with the ECHL Trenton Titans in 2012-13. He might eventually get a shot with the Philadelphia Flyers, but obviously this lockout needs to end first.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 02:48:00 PM

Some of the Flyers' best future prospects will be on display in the ECHL, playing for the Trenton Titans.

There was probably a good chance that some players could've been AHL bound, but but instead with the influx of players at that level, they're back in the ECHL. Some of the exciting young players who will be with the Titans include forward Jason Akeson, who was the team's leading scorer with 55 points in 76 games and goalie Niko Hokinen, who played in the top league in Finland last year. "People might have thought this was more of a glorified ... ‘Slap Shot’ type of league where people fought and guys were older," says Titans President and CEO Rich Lisk. "But now we’re truly a developmental league."
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 09:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Blair Jones
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery