Hello and welcome to another installment of Flyers Trivia. My apologies for missing last week. today is the final week to be eligible for our Follower Favorite of June. The turnout for June has been great and we thank you.
Ever since the Philadelphia Flyers hired Dave Hakstol, it was rumored the Lehigh Valley Phantoms may be in the market for a new head coach. Those rumors are now true but not for the reason everyone thought as Terry Murray will join Dan Bylsma on the bench for the Buffalo Sabres.
The wealth of talent entering this season's NHL Draft comes from a variety of leagues. Some are college prospects. Most are playing in one of Canada's top junior leagues. Many are playing in a foreign league.
The rundown of prospects doesn't usually reach American-born players too quickly, but there is one headlining the middle portion of the first round.
As our series on draft prospects continues, today we look at one of the top American-born players in the draft.
Here is a profile of Youngstown Phantoms forward Kyle Connor.
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.
It has already been an eventful offseason for the Flyers and the offseason is only really just beginning.
True to their word, the Flyers and GM Ron Hextall sent Craig Berube packing not long after the conclusion of the season and made the new hire official prior to the NHL Draft.
Enter Dave Hakstol, the newest Flyers head coach.
Between Hextall in the front office and Hakstol behind the bench, are there really any major surprises left in the Flyers offseason? Chances are more of this team is already in place than you may think.