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Flyers Select Cameron York 14th Overall

American Defenseman joins Philadelphia

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

With the 14th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers have selected CAMERON YORK from the US National Team Development Program.

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CAMERON YORK 
POSITION: Defenseman
TEAM/LEAGUE: US National Team Development Program
VITALS: 5'11", 175 lbs
BIRTHDATE: January 5, 2001
BIRTHPLACE: Anaheim, CA
SHOOTS: Left

* In his first season with the U.S. National Team Development Program (USNTDP), he led all defensemen by averaging over a point per-game with 65 points (14g-51a) in 63 games.
* He led all players on the team with a +56 rating in 63 games.
* Led all defensemen in the 2019 Under-18 World Junior Championships with 11 points (4g-7a) in seven games... Led ALL players in the tournament with a +13 rating in seven games... Helped Team USA win bronze medal.
* Also helped Team USA win a silver medal in the 2017 Under-18 Worlds, recording six assists in seven games.
* Is committed to the University of Michigan for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
SCOUTING REPORTS:
Craig Button, TSN Draft Analyst
"Runs the PP and is a very difficult player to 'trap' in any area of the game with his skating. Very strong puck skills and puck gets to advantageous spots."
Bill Meltzer, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com contributor
"York isn't big (5-foot-11, 172 pounds) but fits the puck-moving mold that has been highly valued in recent years. York can jump into the play as a trailer in the offensive end, is a slick passer and has point-producing potential even at higher levels of the game."
Sam Cosentino, Rogers SportsNet
"Puck moving defenceman who can get it done on the power play, his U18 numbers are amongst the best single tournament totals ever put up by a defenceman with 11 points in seven games."
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