With the Flyers acquiring nearly a handful of draft picks at the trade deadline for this summer’s NHL draft, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com takes a look at last year’s Draft Class to see how the first year prospects are coming along.
Flyers fans who came out in July at the team’s annual development camp got an up close introduction to these players. Flash-forward to now and get an idea of how the Flyers scouts, player development and other Hockey Operations staff have been closely following their progress with almost a full season under their belt.
Some have already signed their first pro contract. Some aren’t even playing on this continent, but all are experiencing an increased role on their teams since hitting the draft board in Philadelphia.
The range of each player is vast but the one common theme among all, from 17th overall pick Travis Sanheim to 6th round pick (and teammate of Sanheim) Radel Fazleev, is that the team’s scouts who travel the country and track their progress are very happy with the path that their development is on.
Fifth Round pick, Oskar Lindblom is playing well amongst men in the Swedish League (more on that later), while third round pick Mark Friedman is excelling as a Freshman and helping put Bowling Green back on the map.
Check-in on the six players that made up the Class of 2014.