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Flyers Set 2021 Opening Night Roster and Captains

Philadelphia has set their opening night roster and captaincy structure for the 2020-21 season

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers have set their opening night roster and captaincy structure for the 2020-21 season, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher. The season gets underway tomorrow when the Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 5:30 PM (NBC Sports Network, 97.5 The Fanatic).
 
The club's opening night roster consists of the following 23 players:

FORWARDS (13)
11   -   Travis Konecny
12   -   Michael Raffl
13   -   Kevin Hayes
14   -   Sean Couturier
19   -   Nolan Patrick
21   -   Scott Laughton
23   -   Oskar Lindblom
25   -   James van Riemsdyk
28   -   Claude Giroux
48   -   Morgan Frost
62   -   Nicolas Aube-Kubel 
86   -   Joel Farabee
93   -   Jakub Voracek

DEFENSEMEN (8)
5   -   Philippe Myers 
6   -   Travis Sanheim
8   -   Robert Hagg
9   -   Ivan Provorov
53   -   Shayne Gostisbehere
56   -   Erik Gustafsson 
59   - Mark Friedman
61   - Justin Braun

GOALTENDERS (2)
37 - Brian Elliott 
79 - Carter Hart        

Captain: Claude Giroux
Permanent Alternate Captain: Sean Couturier
Permanent HOME Alternate Captain: Ivan Provorov
Rotating ROAD Alternate Captain: Kevin Hayes
Rotating ROAD Alternate Captain: Jakub Voracek

The following six players have been assigned to the Taxi Squad:

TAXI SQUAD (6)
34 - Alex Lyon               G
10   - Andy Andreoff   C/LW
55   - Samuel Morin   LW
81   - Carsen Twarynski   LW
82   - Connor Bunnaman   C 
39   -   Nate Prosser       D

The following 14 players have been assigned to the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms:

LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (14)
Chris Bigras
Pascal Laberge
Mason Millman
Roddy Ross
Felix Sandstrom
Zayde Wisdom
Linus Sandin
Tyson Foerster
Derrick Pouliot
Egor Zamula
Wyatte Wylie
Matthew Strome
Tyler Wotherspoon
Max Willman

The following four players are on Injured, Non-Roster:

INJURED, NON-ROSTER (4)
57 - Wade Allison           RW
58 - Tanner Laczynski   LW    
67 - Kirill Ustimenko   G    
76 - Isaac Ratcliffe   LW

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