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NHL DRAFT: Round 2 Running Blog

Follow along for all the action from Day 2 of the NHL Draft

by @NHLFlyers

After selecting Cam York, the No. 1 defenseman on the vaunted USNTP and trading back into the 2nd round (45th overall), the Flyers set their sites on the second day of the NHL Draft. Numerous first-round caliber prospects remained on the board as the second round got underway. 

Full recap of Day 1 HERE.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: #NHLDraft Day 2 is getting underway in Vancouver! We start the day with the 45th overall pick in the second round. Tune in on @NHLNetwork!

Heading into Day 2, the Flyers have 8 picks.

2nd round: 45th (Arizona pick)
3rd round: 65th (New Jersey's pick, via Edmonton in Cooper Marody deal), 72nd
4th round: 103rd
5th round: none (Kevin Hayes rights trade with Winnipeg)
6th round: 165th, 169th (Arizona, acquired in Jordan Weal trade)
7th round: 196th, 201st (Montreal pick)


Tweet from @NHLFlyers: TRADE ALERT: We've acquired the 34th overall pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft from Nashville in exchange for the 45th & 65th picks.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: With the 34th overall pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft, we've selected @BobbyBrink19!

POSITION: Right Wing
VITALS: 5'8", 165 lbs
BIRTHDATE: July 8, 2001

* The Flyers traded up 11 spots in the draft (from #45 to #34) to select Brink.

* Selected as the USHL forward of the year in 2018-19, he posted 35 goals and 68 points in 43 games this past season. 

* Spent time with the USNTDP at the Under-17 level in 2018-19, dressing seven games. The same season, he dominated at the Minnesota high school level for Minnetonka High School with 44 points in just 25 games.

* Full name is Bobby Orr Brink.

* Some sources have compared Brink to Alex DeBrincat at the same age. Before the Draft, Brink's hands were widely considered to be of first-round caliber. TSN's Craig Button ranked Brink 20th on his final Draft ratings, while the NHL Draft Black Book placed him 15th.

* Is committed to the University of Denver for the upcoming 2019-20 season.


Brent Flahr, VP/Assistant GM
"Right from the start of the season. Jumped right out of high school last season into the USHL and tore the league apart. He's a very intelligent player. Highly skilled. Very competitive. He's going to a good program at Denver. He's a player that has a chance to be a quality player going forward ."

Bill Meltzer, contributor
"Many Flyers fans were clamoring for a pure offensive player in the mold of Alex DeBrincat or Montreal's first-round pick, Cole Caufield. Brink is just that. He has excellent hands. Despite his severe lack of size, he doesn't let himself get pushed around. At his size, defensive matchups and board play put him at a disadvantage. He needs to get stronger over the next few years. Most of all, he needs to improve his skating and add some explosiveness to gain separation. But in terms of scoring instincts and the upside to finish and set up chances, Brink is about as good of a player as a team can choose after the first round."



Tweet from @NHLFlyers: We've selected RW @RonnieAttard with the 72nd overall pick (third round) in the 2019 #NHLDraft! #NHLDraft

POSITION: Defenseman
VITALS: 6'3", 210 lbs
BIRTHDATE: March 20, 1999

* Roving offensive minded right-shot defenseman with a heavy shot from the point and an aggressive style of play.

* USA Hockey's 2019 Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year.

* Dominated offensively as a USHL over-age player this season with 30 goals and 64 points in 48 games along with 68 penalty minutes. 

* Headed to the Western Michigan as a 20-year-old freshman in 2019-20. He will be teammates with Flyers prospect Wade Allison.


Brent Flahr, VP/Assistant GM
"Big right shot defenseman which are a premium. He's had a big year offensively, he's got a big shot. He's physical, he's mean, brings an edge. He's your late bloomer that our guys are excited about and he's going to Western Michigan, so he'll play with Wade Allison and we'll get lots of feelings on him." 

Bill Meltzer, contributor
"Attard is a late-bloomer and a bit of a project as an older draftee but an intriguing one. He's physically mature and knows how to use his size to his advantage. He shot the lights out this season in the USHL (scoring on 20 percent of his shots despite being a defenseman by position). He'll need a few years in the NCAA to bring his overall game up to a pro-ready level."

McKeen's Draft Preview
"Tall and lanky, Attard is also an impressive skater with a clean stride. He reads the play well for the USHL level, although I would expect no less from a 20-year-old in that league. Take with a grain of salt, but he does a great job filling in passing and shooting lanes in his own end. He takes advantage of his long reach and is a big part of the reason why Tri-City was the league's stingiest team this year."

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: .@ronnieattard is 🔥🔥🔥🆙 to be the newest member of the #Flyers organization! #NHLDraft



Tweet from @NHLFlyers: At pick 1���0���3���, the #Flyers welcome Mason Millman to the organization! #NHLDraft

POSITION: Defenseman
VITALS: 6'1", 176 lbs
BIRTHDATE: July 18, 2001
BIRTHPLACE: London, Ont.

* Smooth-skating defenseman who became a regular in the OHL this season at the age of 17.

* Produced 25 points in 66 regular season games, for and had an additional 5 points in 13 playoff games. 

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Defenseman @Mason_Millman is ready for Development Camp next week! #NHLDraft


Rick Pracey, Flyers Amateur Scout
"We really like his skating ability. He's a two-way defenseman, he retrieves pucks well. Exits the zone, enters the zone, and has an offensive upside. " 

NHL Amateur Scout (via NHL Draft Black Book)
"He's a good skater and he's competitive. He gets involved. i'm taking him over a lot of the other later round OHL guys."

Bill Meltzer, contributor
"By this range of the Draft, NHL teams tend to look for one or two attributes that stand out. In Millman's case, it is his feet and willingness to engage. Has some nascent puck-moving upside as well. Millman has  a big enough frame on a 6-foot-1 body that it projectable for him to add considerable "good weight" as he fills out."



Tweet from @NHLFlyers: With the 165th pick, we've selected right-wing Egor Serdyuk! #NHLDraft

TEAM/LEAGUE: Victoriaville/QMJHL
VITALS: 5'10", 158 lbs
BIRTHDATE: June 3, 2001
BIRTHPLACE: Novosibirsk, Russia

* Top rookie scorer in the QMJHL this season with 25 goals, 65 points in 63 games.

* Formed an effective line with countryman Mikhail Abramov (Toronto 4th round pick).


Jerome Berube, NHL Draft Black Book QMJHL scout
" Knows how to score, above average shot. More of a scorer than a playmaker. Got to work on skating and compete level."

Bill Meltzer, contributor
"Has limitations and consistency issues but the attributes that got him drafted were his shot and ability to find the seams."

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Back on the clock and we've chosen goaltender Roddy Ross with the 169th pick in the #NHLDraft!

VITALS: 6'4", 193 lbs
BIRTHDATE: July 4, 2000
BIRTHPLACE: Meadow Lake, Sask.

* Opened eyes with Seattle after being recruited from the junior A (SMHL, Camrose Kodiaks) mid-season. 

* Posted a 2.76 GAA and .919 save percentage in 25 regular season games for Seattle. 

* Big-framed netminder with good athleticism.


Brent Flahr, Flyers assistant GM
"Roddy is kind a late bloomer. It took him some time to start to grow into his body. Greiger [Flyers western Canada-based scout Mark Greig] and Brady [Robinson, the Flyers' development coach and goalie scouting consultant] liked what they saw of him. Big kid, pretty good technique."



Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Welcome to Philly, Bryce Brodzinski! We've selected the RW with our 196th pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft.

TEAM/LEAGUE: Blaine High School/USHS, Omaha/ USHL
VITALS: 6'0", 196 lbs
BIRTHDATE: Aug 9, 2000

* Winner of the prestigious Mr. Hockey Award (best high school player in Minnesota) this past season. 

* Headed for the University of Minnesota, beginning in the 2019-20 season.

* Racked up 76 points (32g, 44a) in 23 games at the high school level this season and 17 points (7g, 10a) in the USHL.

* His brother, Jonny, plays for the Los Angeles Kings and their AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign. Their father, Mike, is a Philadelphia native who relocated to Minnesota and played collegiate (St. Cloud State) and minor league (Peoria Rivermen, IHL) hockey.


Brent Flahr, Flyers assistant GM 
"Our board was pretty bare late in the Draft but we've known Bryce for some time and we like him. He's a big kid, and he scored a lot this season. He comes from a hockey family and he's got some ability."

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: TRADE ALERT: We've traded our 201st pick (7th round) in the 2019 #NHLDraft to Montreal in exchange for their 7th round pick in the 2020 draft.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: 2019 #NHLDraft: ���Development Camp: 🔜

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