Entering the 2015 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers have a dearth of goaltending prospects in the system. The only two prospect-aged goaltenders to whom the Flyers hold NHL rights are 21-year-old Anthony Stolarz and Harvard University goaltender Merrick Madsen.
Stolarz, the Flyers' second round pick in 2012, is coming off an up-and-down rookie pro season with the American Hockey League's Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Madsen, a sixth-round pick in 2013, appeared in only one game as a Harvard freshman in 2014-15.
The organization is still high on Stolarz's long-range NHL potential but concedes that it will likely be a lengthy process of development before he is NHL ready. Madsen needs playing time to establish himself at the collegiate level before he could even be considered a pro-hockey prospect.
Flyers scouting director Chris Pryor says that the organization is well aware of the need for more goaltending prospect depth in the system.