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Flyers re-sign Travis Sanheim to two-year extension

Flyers defenseman inks deal worth 3.25M annually

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have re-signed defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $3.25 million, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

"We are very pleased with the progress Travis has made in his young career," said Fletcher. "He is a skilled, two-way defenseman with excellent size and mobility. He is a big part of our present and our future."

SANHEIM: "I'm obviously really excited. It's a big step in my career. I'm looking forward to another two years with the Flyers. I'm really excited with the way the team's moving forward and the moves we've made this summer."

Below are notes from Sanheim & his career with the organization:

TRAVIS SANHEIM (SAN-highm)
POSITION: Defense
DRAFTED: 2014 - 1st Round (17th overall) by Flyers
AGE: 23 (3-29-1996)
BORN: Elkhorn, Manitoba
VITALS: 6'3", 181 pounds
SHOOTS: Left

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Flyers to Open 2019 Development Camp June 25

Full roster and schedule released

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers will open their 2019 Development Camp on Tuesday, June 25 at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. Forty-one prospects are scheduled to attend the five-day camp, including six of the club's seven selections in last weekend's 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a total of five first-round picks from the last four drafts.

The camp will begin on Tuesday with the roster divided into three groups - one for defensemen and two for forwards. The groups will be on the ice between 9:15 and 11:30 AM and 4:30-5:45 PM on both Tuesday and Wednesday. 

On Thursday, the camp will shift to Stone Harbor, NJ for the team's annual Trial on the Isle community event. The camp participants will be participating in an autograph session at Stone Harbor Elementary School from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, with select prospects also taking part in the Flyers Community Caravan and Clinic for Kids at 12:45 PM. From 3:30 - 5:00 PM, the camp participants will be part of a beach volleyball tournament at 96th Street Beach.

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Under the Microscope: The Flyers 2019 Draft Class

Meltzer analyzes strengths, needs for improvement and ceiling of every Flyers Draft pick

by Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers

The Flyers wrapped up the 2019 NHL Entry Draft taking seven players: four Americans (three from USHL, one from USNTDP), two Canadians (one from OHL, one from WHL), and one Russian (QMJHL). Positionally, the Flyers chose three defensemen, three forwards (three right wingers), and one goaltender.

None are likely to make an immediate jump to the NHL. Four are headed for the NCAA next season (one apiece to Michigan, Denver, Western Michigan and Minnesota). The other three will remain in their respective CHL leagues.

Here's a quick look at who these kids are, why they were selected and what ultimately may get them to Philadelphia:

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Flyers Select Seven Players at 2019 NHL Draft

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers selected seven players at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, home of the Vancouver Canucks, on Friday and Saturday. 

Video: York discusses accomplishing a lifelong dream

1st round (14th overall) - Cam York, US U-18 (NTDP)
Defense - 5-11, 172 lbs
Born on January 5, 2001 in Anaheim Hills, CA

  • Played two seasons (2017-2019) with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program 
  • Finished fifth on the team this season with 65 points (14G, 51A) in 63 games for the U.S. U-18 Team, including six power play goals
  • Also added 33 points (7G, 26A) in 33 games playing in the USHL
  • Appeared in seven games, recording four goals and seven assists to help Team USA earn a bronze medal in the U-18 World Junior Championship
  • Named to the U-18 WJC All-Star Team
  • Awarded U-18 WJC Top 3 Player on the Team
  • U-18 WJC Most Assists by Defenseman, U-18 WJC Most Goals by Defenseman, and the U-18 WJC Most Points by Defenseman
  • Had the Best Plus/Minus in the U-18 World Junior Championship
  • Tallied 25 points (5G, 20A) in 38 games for the U.S. National U-17 Team before being called up to the U-18 Team in 2017-18
  • Recorded three goals and 10 assists in 21 games for the U-18 Team in 2017-18
  • Posted three goals and 11 assists playing in the USHL in 2017-18
  • Prior to NTDP, posted 48 points (9G, 39A) in 54 games for Shattuck St. Mary's in 2016-17
  • Will attend the University of Michigan in the fall.

Video: Flyers GM on Cameron York

 

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NHL DRAFT: Round 2 Running Blog

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

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @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! pic.twitter.com/SPpDaME68f

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)

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MELTZER: It's up to you, Cam York

Flyers contributor on why team scouts see elite upside to the 14th pick

by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer

For the second straight year, the Flyers have selected a member of the vaunted U.S. National Team Development Program's under-18 squad with their first pick of the NHL Entry Draft. After selecting left winger Joel Farabee with the 14th overall pick last year in Dallas, the Flyers chose defenseman Cam York in the same spot at the 2019 Draft in Vancouver.

The Flyers originally held the 11th pick of the first round but traded the selection to the Arizona Coyotes for the 14th and 45th overall picks.

"When we got to the 11th pick, there were still three players in our top-10 [pre-Draft ranking]. We figured that, unless we got very unlucky, that at least one of them would be there for us at 14th. Cam was the top player on our list when we made the pick," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher.

Video: Flyers GM on Cameron York

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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.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Welcome to Philly, @camyork2! #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/LV6iX5khaA

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

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NHL DRAFT: Round 1 Running Blog

Follow along for all the action from the first round of the NHL Draft

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Flyers go into this year's draft with eight picks over seven rounds. Tonight, for the first round, they hold the #11 pick. Tune in at 8pm on NBC Sports Network.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: The man with the plan. #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/1yDGl1tXW5

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Who will hear their name called with the 11th overall pick in tonight���s #NHLDraft? pic.twitter.com/olZztAbILm

Ahead of tonight's draft, Philadelphia Flyers contributor Bill Meltzer unveiled his mock draft. Check out who he has going at #11 HERE.

Video: Fletcher talks on draft day

Video: Flahr talks on draft day

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Flyers take on New Jersey Devils in 2019-20 home opener

Club returns home from Europe to face Metropolitan rival on October 9 at Wells Fargo Center

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they will take on the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, October 9 for their first game of the 2019-20 season at the Wells Fargo Center.

The game marks the first contest the Flyers will play after opening the regular season in the Czech Republic, when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks in Prague on Oct. 4 as part of the National Hockey League Global Series.

In conjunction with the NHL, the Flyers will announce the full 2019-20 season schedule on Tuesday, June 25. Stayed tuned to PhiladelphiaFlyers.com to get the Flyers' full schedule in multiple formats for download.

This will be the sixth time in team history that the Flyers have played their home opener against the Devils, and first since the 2014-15 season. New Jersey posted a 31-41-10 record for 72 points last season and the Flyers split the season series with the Devils, going 2-2-0.

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Mock Draft: Meltzer makes his first round picks

Flyers contributor selects all 31 teams and his reasons why

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

Mock Drafts are a guessing game. Teams have different methods of drafting (best available player, focusing on positional needs within the system, differing levels of risk tolerance, etc). Internal Draft rankings are a very closely guarded secret, especially nowadays. Additionally, a single off-the-board pick by a team can significantly alter how many of the ensuing picks go. 

The following 2019 first-round mock Draft is strictly a hypothetical exercise by the author. Any resemblance between the selections within it -- including the Flyers' selection at 11th overall -- and the actual progression of the first round is after picks come the first round are coincidental. Secondly, a straightforward "best player available" methodology was used, rather than an in-depth positional depth analysis of all 31 NHL farm systems.

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