The new Amerks winger is making a strong first impression in his rookie season.

When projecting the Amerks scoring leaders before the season started, most casual fans could have predicted that Marcus Foligno, TJ Brennan, and Cody Hodgson would be at the top of the list. But how many people had Brian Flynn in their top three? Put your hands down, you liars.

Flynn is coming on strong for Rochester, and after a hat trick this weekend, he sits third on the Amerks in points with 8g, 7a, and 15 points. His strong play is resonating across the league as well; Flynn is currently sixth among rookies in AHL scoring and is in the top 35 overall in total points.