The NHL Draft begins tomorrow with the first round, but there will be more work to be done beside Friday night's first round.
Day 2 on Saturday will offer several chances for each team, especially the Flyers, to continue adding to their pool of prospects.
For the past few weeks, we've looked at potential first-round targets for the Flyers. Now we move to some Day 2 prospects who could be on the radar as well. These are the other guys, prospects with late first-round or early second-round potential, and a few third-round or later prospects that could be available on Saturday for the Flyers.
The NHL Awards opened on Wednesday night and Flyers fans didn't have to wait long to find out if their rookie phenom was the rookie of the year. Unfortunately, there was one player that won over voters more than Shayne Gostisbehere.
Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year. Gostisbehere came in second. Connor McDavid rounded out the group of three finalists finishing in third.
Panarin ran away with the voting, getting 88 first-place votes and finishing with 1,258 points. Gostisbehere had 955 points and picked up 33 first-place votes. No Flyer has ever won the Calder as the league's best rookie.
Flyers fans with a sense of adventure can now add yet another city to travel to for a road game, as the NHL announced Wednesday that it will expand its 31st club to Las Vegas.
The league's Board of Governors voted unanimously to add the new Las Vegas club, which will now have to pay a whopping $500 million expansion fee -- to be divided among the league's 30 clubs. As a result, each team will net approximately $16,666,666.
So far, approximately 13,200 season ticket deposits have been placed for the new team, which will begin play in the 2017-18 season. They will play at the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, which just opened in April.
Las Vegas has never played host to a major-league franchise, but does have a history of hockey in the area. The ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers previously operated from 2003 until 2014.
The new franchise also represents the NHL's first expansion attempt since 2000, when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild joined the league. They will also be the fifth team added to the league since 1998, and will compete in the Pacific Division -- leaving the current playoff format unaltered.
Rob Riches is a contributor to Flyerdelphia and Sports Talk Philly. Follow him on Twitter @Riches61