|Assets:||Has good scoring instincts and a nice shot. Can be used on the power play as a result. Overall, he plays with good hockey sense in all three zones.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat undersized for the National Hockey League game, so he must get stronger. Also needs to continue to work on his defensive game.|
|Career Potential:||Scoring forward with upside.|
|OHL||Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy||2010-11 (shared with Tyler Toffoli)|
|OHL||Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy||2010-11|
|OHL||Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy||2010-11 (shared with Tyler Toffoli)|
|OHL||William Hanley Trophy||2010-11|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2010-11|
|OHL||Second All-Rookie Team||2008-09|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|4/11/2015||Assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|4/11/2015||Recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|3/28/2015||Recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|3/28/2015||Assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|1/18/2015||Assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|1/17/2015||Recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|11/28/2014||Assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL).|
|11/27/2014||Placed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|7/02/2014||Re-signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year two-way contract.|
|6/30/2014||Philadelphia Flyers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/12/2014||Recalled from the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).|
|9/18/2013||Assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|4/22/2013||Recalled from Adirondack (AHL).|
|11/20/2012||Re-assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|10/08/2012||Re-assigned to Trenton (ECHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|9/24/2011||Assigned to Adirondack (AHL).|
|3/02/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to an entry-level contract.|
|9/08/2010||Invited to rookie camp by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/02/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
| 07/01/2015 9:37 PM
NewsAkeson signed a two-way deal worth $575,000 Wednesday, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.
Flyers sign Jason Akeson | 07/02/2014 12:17 PM
NewsThe Philadelphia Flyers have inked Jason Akeson to a one-year, two-way contract.
ImpactAkeson 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.
Flyers make qualifying offer to Jason Akeson | 06/29/2014 9:36 AM
NewsThe Philadelphia Flyers have made a qualifying offer to Jason Akeson.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactThe 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.
Jason Akeson scores lone goal in Game 7 loss | 04/30/2014 10:04 PM
NewsJason Akeson scored the only Flyers goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 7 of their first round playoff series.
ImpactAkeson'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.
Jason Akeson a pleasant surprise for Flyers | 04/28/2014 9:49 AM
NewsJason Akeson has been a pleasant surprise for the Flyers in the playoffs.
ImpactAkeson 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.
Big turnaround for Jason Akeson in Game 2 | 04/21/2014 8:18 AM
NewsIt was a big turnaround in Game 2 for Jason Akeson.
ImpactAkeson 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."
Jason Akeson excited for playoff debut | 04/17/2014 3:19 PM
NewsJason Akeson will play in his first NHL playoff game Thursday night.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactHe 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.
Jason Akeson picks up an assist | 04/14/2014 8:50 AM
NewsJason Akeson made his seasonal debut on Sunday and picked up an assist.
ImpactAkeson 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.
Jason Akeson recalled by the Flyers | 04/13/2014 8:32 AM
NewsThe Flyers have recalled winger Jason Akeson from the minors.
ImpactAkeson 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.
Jason Akeson scores in NHL debut | 04/28/2013 10:05 AM
NewsJason Akeson scored his first NHL goal in his debut on Saturday.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
Impact"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.
Jason Akeson will make his debut Saturday | 04/27/2013 3:21 PM
NewsJason Akeson will make his NHL debut on Saturday.
Frank Seravalli on Twitter
ImpactAkeson 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.
Philadelphia calls up Jason Akeson | 04/22/2013 4:57 PM
NewsJason Akeson has been called up by the Philadelphia Flyers.
ImpactAkeson 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.
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|Goals||0||13 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||0|
|Assists||0||13 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||1|
|Points||0||13 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||4 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||0|
|Plus/Minus||1||vs. Fla||Nov 6||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||13 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||0|
|Power Play Points||0||13 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||13 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||13 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||0|
|Shots||2||2 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 11||2|
|Points||1||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Phi)|
|Penalty Minutes||8||2014-15 (Phi)|
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