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The Flyers trip to Buffalo for the 2016 NHL Draft featured four picks in the first 52 overall. Despite that, there was not nearly as much fanfare surrounding the group of four -- three of which are at development camp -- as the two first-round picks they had a year ago.
Headlining that pairing is defenseman Ivan Provorov. After a season where he was named CHL Defenseman of the Year and helped lead the Brandon Wheat Kings to the Memorial Cup, consensus around the WHL was that Provorov's days as a junior player were over.
The NHL was calling.
As development camp began on Thursday, Provorov exuded the confidence that has brought him to the top of the junior ranks as he took the ice for the first time and spoke to the media.