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Flyers Select F Joel Farabee

With the 14th overall selection in tonight's 1st Round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Flyers selected LW Joel Farabee from the U.S. National Development program.

by @NHLFlyers



VITALS: 6'0" | 164 lbs

BORN: February 25, 2000 | Syracuse, NY

* A member of the US National Development program, he is committed to playing for Boston University for the 2018-19 season.

* As captain of the team, he finished second on the US Under-18 team in goals (33), assists (43) and points (76) in 62 games last season... He also added 40 points (15g-25a) in 26 games playing the USHL. 

* He helped Team USA win a gold medal at the Under-18 World Championships in 2017 where he recorded six points (3g-3a) in seven games, including two goals in the gold medal game. 

TSN Analyst, Craig Button

"Plays all situations in the game with full understanding and has the skills to contribute offensively."

Bill Meltzer

"He is a heady and speedy player with good hands (excellent passer, above-average shooter), sound hockey sense and both the ability and willingness to play both sides of the puck. Played in all game situations this season for the USNTDP on a line with sniper Wahlstrom and top 2019 Draft candidate Jack Hughes. Farabee is slated to be a freshman at Boston University next season.  

Dobber Prospects

"Farabee is a dangerous and prolific scorer amongst his age group. Blessed with top level skating ability and a mind for creating offense, the New York native can also be trusted in his own zone which facilitates further opportunities from the coaching staff... While Farabee lacks ideal size, his ability to use his edges to slash in and out of lanes keeps opposing teams on their heels and keeps him off of the IR."


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