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Flyers announce 2021-22 season opening roster

The Philadelphia Flyers have announced roster moves and submitted a 21-man roster to the National Hockey League for the 2021-22 season

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

The Philadelphia Flyers have announced roster moves and submitted a 21-man roster to the National Hockey League for the 2021-22 season, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.

The Flyers have loaned forward Jackson Cates and defensemen Nick Seeler and Cam York to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Forward Garrett Wilson has also been assigned to the Phantoms.

The Flyers claimed forward Patrick Brown off of waivers from the Vegas Golden Knights. Brown, 29 (5-29-1992), recorded one goal in three preseason games for Vegas. He appeared in five regular season games for the Golden Knights over the last two seasons (2019-20 & 2020-21) where he recorded one goal. He also appeared in 14 Stanley Cup playoff games for Vegas, recording one goal in two games in 2020 and two goals in 12 Stanley Cup playoff games in 2021. He also played part of the 2020-21 season for Vegas' AHL affiliate, the Henderson Silver Knights, where he posted eight points (3g-5a) in nine games.

Brown spent parts of five seasons in the Carolina Hurricanes organization where he appeared in 28 regular season games and eight Stanley Cup playoff games from 2014-15 to 2018-19. He also spent five seasons with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, including the last three seasons as team captain. He helped lead the Checkers to the 2019 Calder Cup Championship.

A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Brown played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston College, where he was teammates with current Flyers Kevin Hayes and Cam Atkinson. He helped the Eagles win two Hockey East Championships and the 2012 National Championship.

The Flyers 21-man roster submitted to the NHL:

11 - Travis Konecny RW
13 - Kevin Hayes C
14 - Sean Couturier C
19 - Derick Brassard C
21 - Scott Laughton C
23 - Oskar Lindblom LW
25 - James van Riemsdyk LW
28 - Claude Giroux C
38 - Patrick Brown C
44 - Nate Thompson C
62 - Nicolas Aube-Kubel RW
86 - Joel Farabee RW
89 - Cam Atkinson RW

3 - Keith Yandle
6 - Travis Sanheim
9 - Ivan Provorov
61 - Justin Braun
70 - Rasmus Ristolainen
94 - Ryan Ellis

35 - Martin Jones
79 - Carter Hart

The following players are placed on Injured Reserve or Injured Non-Roster:
51 - Ryan Fitzgerald C
54 - Egor Zamula D
55 - Samuel Morin D
57 - Wade Allison RW
58 - Tanner Laczynski C
60 - Zayde Wisdom C
68 - Cooper Zech D
The Flyers will open the 2021-22 season at Wells Fargo Center on Friday night when they host the Vancouver Canucks at 7 p.m. (NBCSP & 97.5 The Fanatic).

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