The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 2017 Draft picks, forwards Morgan Frost and Isaac Ratcliffe, to entry-level contracts, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Frost was selected by the Flyers in the First Round (27th overall) and Ratcliffe was the Flyers' Second Round selection (35th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Both selections were acquired by the Flyers via trade at the Draft.
Below are news & notes on Frost and Ratcliffe:
DRAFTED: 2017, 1st Round (27th overall) Philadelphia Flyers
JUNIOR TEAM: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
BIRTHDATE: May 14, 1999
BIRTHPLACE: Aurora, Ontario
VITALS: 5'11", 173 pounds
* The 27th overall pick used to select Frost was acquired by the Flyers, along with center Jori Lehtera and a conditional 1st round pick in 2018, from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Brayden Schenn.
* Frost recorded 20 goals and 42 assists for 62 points in 67 games for Sault Ste. Marie in his second season with the club.
* His 62 points finished fourth on the Greyhounds in scoring and were a 35-point improvement from his rookie season, where he posted 27 points (7g-20a) in 65 games.
* During the 2016-17 regular season, he helped the Greyhounds to a 48-16-3-1 record and a first-place finish in the West Division… He scored eight points (2g-6a) in 11 playoff games, which finished third on the team in scoring.
POSITION: Left Wing
DRAFTED: 2017, 2nd Round (35th Overall) Philadelphia Flyers
JUNIOR TEAM: Guelph Storm, OHL
BORN: February 15, 1999
HOMETOWN: London, Ontario
VITALS: 6'6", 200 pounds
* The 35th overall pick used to select Ratcliffe was acquired by the Flyers in a draft-day trade from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for the club's 44th, 75th and 108th pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
* Ratcliffe recorded 28 goals and 54 points in 67 games for Guelph during the 2016-17 season, his second year in the OHL… For his efforts he was the recipient of the Storm's Most Improved Player.
* He also played in the 2017 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, where he scored a goal to help lead 'Team Cherry' to a 7-5 victory.
* Ratcliffe has represented Canada internationally at the Under-18 World Championships in 2017, tallying a pair of goals in five games.