Flyers Farm system catalog: 2023 Low season (2023)

Here's a look at where contract and non-contract players aged 25 and under are expected to play in the Flyers farm system from 2017-2002. NHL drafts for the 2023-24 season.

Young NHL players on the roster who have already passed the NHL rookie qualifying threshold are not listed below. This also includesWade Allison,Kieffer bellows(potential restricted or unrestricted free agent this summer, depending on whether he received a qualifying offer),Noah Cates,Joela Farabiego,Morgan Frost,Tanner Laczynski,Owen TippettICam York. The exception is the defender Egor Zamuła below.


Ronnie Attard (D, draft 2019, 3/72)

The offensive-minded, tall defender showed improvement in everything as a rookie with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in 2022-23. He is still working on aspects of his defensive game, but Attard is on the right track this season. The attacking blue shooter scored 12 goals and 32 points. Attard earned a spot in the AHL All-Star Game as well as a spot on the Team USA roster for the 2023 IIHF World Championships in Finland and Latvia. He also got two NHL games with the Flyers after appearing in 15 NHL games (2g, 2a) at the end of the 2021–22 season.

Attard turned 24 on March 20, 2023. He will be fighting for a place in the NHL next season. This summer he is a restricted free agent.

Evan Barratt (C, acquired in trade with Chicago)

The Flyers seized alum from Bristol, PA, USNTDP and Penn State on October 26, 2022 in a minor trade. Cooper Zech moved to the Blackhawks organization while Barratt moved to the Flyers farm system. Barratt, who turned 24 on February 18, spent the 2022-23 season. most notably at ECHL level with the Reading Royals (50 points in 46 regular season games, 14 points in 11 playoff games). Played in two games in the AHL for the Phantoms (0g, 1a). Originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the third round (90th overall) of the 2017 draft, Barratt is a restricted free agent this summer. If the Flyers do not make a qualifying bid, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Bobby Brink (RW, nacrt 2019., 2/34)

A finalist for the Hobey Baker Award who led the NCAA from 2021-23. with 57 points (14g, 43a in 41 games), Brink finished the NHL season with the Flyers (0g, 4a in 10 games played). Unfortunately, an off-season injury led to hip surgery and cost Brink the first half of the 2022-23 season. He returned in January and spent the second half of the regular season (12g, 16a for 28 points, 41 games played) and three playoff games (0g, 1a) in the AHL with the Phantoms.

Not surprisingly, it took several months for Brink to recover his game to roughly 100 percent more consistently. The agile and skillful 1.70m winger lacks blistering speed but makes up for it with anticipation, creativity and a competitive advantage. Brink, who will turn 22 on July 8, will play the final season of his basic contract in the 2023/24 season.

Jackson Cates (C/W, free agent signing 2021)

Big brother Cates is an unrestricted Group 6 free agent this summer unless he re-signs. In the 2022/23 season, he played 65 regular season games (11g, 12a, 23 points) and one playoff game for the Phantoms. He also played five NHL games for the Flyers that season (0 points), for a total of 20 NHL games (1g, 1a). If he is re-signed by the Flyers, he will aim for a top-six finish at Lehigh Valley and a potential back-up role at his hometown club.

Elliot Desnoyers (C/W, nacrt 2020., 5/135)

A two-way forward, Desnoyers exceeded offensive expectations in his first American Hockey League season in 2022-23. with Phantoms. He led all Lehigh Valley players with 23 regular season goals and finished fourth on the team with 44 points in 65 games. He added a goal in the Phantoms' three-game playoff series with Charlotte. The Desnoyers managed to hold onto their position in four NHL games with the Flyers despite not scoring.

The player, who turned 21 on 21 January 2023, will start the second season of his three-year first contract in the 2023/24 season. At the training camp, he will fight for a spot on the inaugural NHL team. If not, mid-season withdrawal is very possible.

Samuel Ersson (G, Draft 2018, 5/143)

Overall, Ersson had a very strong 2022–2023 season. as the power horse for the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He also had some impressive NHL games in 11 appearances for the Flyers. Between the AHL (2,512 minutes regular season, 194 minutes playoffs) and the NHL (645 minutes), Ersson's total playing time of 3,351 minutes in 57 games played broke his previous professional hockey record of 2,356 minutes in the SHL with Brynäs IF Gävle in 2020 year -21. Towards the end of last season he seemed to run out of energy and his stats declined accordingly, but overall Ersson was solid.

The goalie, who turns 24 on October 20, will be battling for a reserve spot in the NHL during training. Ersson will start the final season of his basic contract in the 2023/24 season.

Tyson Foerster (RW, 2020 draft, Jan 23)

Foerster came back very strong in the 2022-2023 season. after shoulder surgery cost him most of the previous season and resulted in his return to the Ontario Hockey League at the end of the season. Foerster led the Phantoms in scoring (48 out of 60) and was nominated for the American Hockey League All-Star Game. He also impressed with his first NHL memory at the end of the season (3g, 4a in eight games played).

Foerster turned 21 on January 18, 2023. His goal is a spot on the NHL's inaugural Flyers team at the start of the 2023-24 season. In the 2023/24 season. Foerster will play in the second season of his three-year basic contract.

Adam Ginning (D, nacrt iz 2018., 2/50)

The defensive back was a pleasant surprise as the AHL rookie for the Phantoms in 2022-23. With the traditional plus-24 rating, he tied the Lehigh Valley Phantoms franchise record with 19 points (3g, 6a) in 68 games. He was rewarded with a referral to the Flyers to make his NHL debut in the season finale at home.

Ginning has a certain physicality to his game and has worked hard to improve his first serve, although his puck game is still developing. He has a chance to return to the NHL again next season and will be the alternate for the first place in training camp. Ginning turned 23 on January 13, 2023.

Olle Lycksell (RW, Draft 2017, 6/168)

Lycksell arrived in North America in 2022-23. and had a strong rookie season in the AHL for the Phantoms. The 23-year-old Swedish striker led the Phantoms in assists (31) and finished second in total points with 45 points in 53 games played. He also appeared in eight NHL games with the Flyers (0g, 1a).

Lycksell is a restricted free agent this summer. He will be 24 on August 24.

Mason Millman (D, nacrt 2019., 4/103)

A mobile and offensive blueliner, he has played mainly at the ECHL level in his career so far. He made 63 appearances that season for Reading (eight goals, 37 assists, 45 points), 11 playoff games (1g, 6a, 7 points) and one for Lehigh Valley. Together. He played a total of 26 AHL games over three seasons. He continues to develop both defensively and in terms of increasing strength. Millman, who will turn 22 on July 18, has one season left on his original contract.

Zayde Wisdom (RW, nacrt 2020., 4/94)

The winger is the 2022-2023 season. split between the AHL with the Phantoms (45GP, 3g, 7a, 10pts), mainly in the fourth lane, and the ECHL with the Reading Royals where he played in the senior squad. Wisdom had five points in six regular season games against the Royals, followed by eight points (4g, 4a) in 11 playoff games.

Wisdom impressed with watered-down AHL in 2020-21. shortened due to the pandemic until the COVID epidemic slowed it down. He returned to the Ontario Hockey League in the 2021/2022 season. after missing most of the first half of the season due to shoulder surgery in the off-season. Wisdom ended up strong, especially in the playoffs.

In the 2022/23 season, he struggled with his physical condition during John Tortorelli's extremely demanding training camp. The organization continues to be encouraged by its competitiveness and desire to improve. Wisdom will start the second season of his three-year contract in 2023-24. He will be 21 on July 7.
Wyatte Wylie (D, nacrt 2018., 5/127)

Wylie played his third professional season with the Phantoms in 2022–23. He mainly played in the third pair of Phantoms. Wylie has been in the team several times this season and has made 45 appearances (scoring three goals and ten offensive points). He participated in all three of the Phantoms' playoff games against Charlotte, but saw limited time on the ice.

Overall, Wylie had a better 2021-22 season. from the 2022–23 season. Wylie, who will turn 24 on November 2, 2023, is a restricted free agent this summer (subject to a qualifying offer).

Yegor Zamula (D, signed as a free agent in 2018)

The physically gifted Zamula had a mixed 2022-23 season with both the Phantoms in 44 games (1g, 18a, 19 points, minus-4) and the Flyers in 14 games (0g, 4a). In the last summer months he worked hard to strengthen his body. Unfortunately, a shoulder injury led to surgery at the end of the season. He is already undergoing rehabilitation and is expected to be fit for action at the start of next season. However, the return of the Russian defender to full form may take several months.

Flyers still believe in his mobility, upward mobility and innate calmness. He needs more consistency, but overall his superior NHL games have often been more impressive than his average AHL performances. I made an exception by including Zamula in the tally even though he has played 26 NHL games so far in his career and is technically no longer considered an NHL rookie.

The Flyers re-signed Zamula on May 2, 2023 to a one-year unilateral contract extension. He is no longer exempt from layoffs next season if he is not on the NHL roster. Zamula turned 23 on March 30, 2023.

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Emil Andrae (D, Entwurf 2020., 2/54)

Andrae impressed Swedish professional hockey for the last two seasons in Allsvenskan (lower division) and SHL for HV71 Jönköping. The attacking defender was an integral part of the Swedish junior national team and captained the Junior Korona at the exceptional 2022 World Youth Championships.

Before the Flyers signed the 5'7" defender starting in the 2023-24 season, he signed an AHL trial deal with the Phantoms that allowed him to play the last 10 games of the regular season (2g, 4a, 6 points) and all three games playoff (0 points) in the first round of the Atlantic Division against Charlotte Andrae needs to make some adjustments to be ready for the NHL, but he is already a veteran power play and very adept at penetration.

JR Avon (C. 2021 Signing as a free agent)

Had it not been for the cancellation of the entire 2020–21 Ontario Hockey League season due to the pandemic, Avon would likely have been selected at least in the middle of the 2021 NHL Draft. Instead, he walked away from the draft and eventually signed with the Flyers after impressing in the rookie camp. Since then, the fast center has averaged just over a point per game for his hometown Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League over the past two seasons.

Aside from Flyers affiliates currently competing in the IIHF World Championships, Avon and teammate Brian Zanetti are the only players in the Flyers organization to not complete the 2022-23 season. Peterborough is currently playing in the championship round of the OHL playoffs and as of this writing is one win away from a championship and a Memorial Cup berth. Avon was a big star in Game 4 of the Finals series against the London Knights, scoring his eighth and ninth goals in the OHL playoffs.

Avon, the stepson of former NHL star Steve Larmer, turns 20 on July 4. He is expected to contend for a spot with the Phantoms next season and will try to break into the team's top 9 farm in his first pro year or two. Season 2023/24. marks the beginning of his three-year first contract.

Ethan Samson (D, 2021 draft, 6/174)

The offensive-minded and skinny blueliner has made significant progress offensively over the last two seasons in the Western Hockey League. Adept at jumping to attack or gaining points advantage, Samson scored 60 points (18 goals, 42 assists) in 62 games for the Prince George Cougars in 2022-23.

The Flyers signed Samson at primary level on December 31, 2022. He's still working on his 200-foot game and needs a strong off-season break at the gym. While not considered an emerging NHL talent, it is believed that with proper development and added strength, he has a chance to progress and compete for a spot in the NHL over time.

From 2023 to 2024, Samson will play for either the Phantoms or the Royals. Born in Great Britain, he will turn 20 on August 23, 2023.

Will Zmolek (D, signed as a free agent in 2023)

The 24-year-old blueliner ended a four-year college career at Bemidji State University in 2022-23 and was signed by the Flyers on March 7, 2023 as a free agent. The Minnesota native wore AHL jerseys for three regular seasons and one playoff game with the Phantoms on a tryout contract. His one-year contract at base level starts from the 2023/24 season. As a Bemidji State senior, Zmolek scored 21 points (4g, 17a) in 36 games played that season.

Zmolek is a solid defender with new first-serving skills. It has a well-built 1.90m frame and promises to be physically competitive. He'll be fighting for a place with the Phantoms next season.


Alexey Kolosov (G, Draft 2021., 3/78)

Kolosov already has three seasons (two full years, one partial) of KHL experience, despite being only 21 years old. The Belarusian goalkeeper became one of the best young goalkeepers in the Ekstraklasa while playing for Dinamo Minsk (which is not a strong club in the league). Kolosov is currently unsigned with the Flyers but there is an organizational interest to do so when available for a North American tour.

Features players from Russia and a satellite ally from Belarus. In the current political climate, player transfers are mostly individual. The NHL terminated a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Russian Hockey Union after the invasion of Ukraine. NHL draft rights are indefinite, but the logistics of acquiring and retaining players can be complicated. Qualification-wise, Kolosov is a good candidate with NHL potential.

Santeri Sulku (W/C, draft 2022, 7/197)

The Finnish-born, Swedish-educated teenager was selected by the Flyers as the final pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Sulka was scheduled to play for Mod's J20 team in Sweden this season but missed the entire season due to injury. Last year, he showed promise at the Finnish junior level with J20 Jokerita. On June 13, 2023, he will be 19 years old.

Samu Tuomaala (RW, szkic 2021., 2/46)

The Flyers signed their 2021 second round pick - first organization pick in this year's draft since 2021 first round club pick awarded to BuffaloAs Rasmusa RistolainenAgreement - until the signing of the preliminary agreement on August 14, 2021.

He opened the 2021–22 season. in the AHL with the Phantoms, but struggled. Tuomaala then returned home to play in the Finnish League (he could have played in the Ontario Hockey League), but was given very little time on the ice and did not show up.

Tuomaala had a strong 2022 off-season in terms of stamina and much-needed strength. However, he again failed to impress in Liiga. He was a standout player at the 2021 U18 World Cup, but was not included in Finland's U-20 squad for the 2022–2023 World Youth Championship.

Bright spot: After relegation from Liiga to Mestis (lower division), Tuomaala scored a total of 27 goals and 48 points in 31 games for both clubs. The player, who will turn 21 on January 8, 2024, is not eligible to play from the 2023/24 season. This means that the first season of his three-year NHL contract will be used even while he is on loan in Finland. Tuomaala is an outstanding skater with a natural degree, but his game is still evolving.

Brian Zanetti (D, 2021 draft, 4/110)

Zanetti was drafted from the junior HC Lugano system in his native Switzerland, and Zanetti's exclusive NHL signing rights remain with the Flyers until June 1, 2025. Nimble Puck spent the 2021–22 and 2022–23 seasons with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. The team is currently one win away from the OHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup.

Zanetti, who represented Switzerland at the 2022 and 2022-23 World Youth Championships. plans to continue his development to professional level at home in Switzerland next season. On March 15, 2023, he turned 20.


Alexis Gendron (RW, nacrt 2022., 7/220)

Birthday player (born December 30, 2003), Gendron was selected by the Flyers in the final pick of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. The son of Quebec Flyers scout and former NHL player Martin Gendron, he had a breakthrough offensive season at the QMJHL level in 2022-23, especially after a mid-season trade between Blainville and Boisbriand Armand (29 GPs, 22 goals, 12 assists, 34). points) at Gatineau Olympiques.

After joining Gatineau, Gendron had 33 goals, 14 assists and 47 points in 34 regular season games, followed by 14 more goals and 19 points in 13 playoff games. Overall, Gendron had 69 goals and 100 points in 76 regular season and playoff games.

Despite his impressive Q hit stats, Gendron probably needs to improve overall before he's ready to play Pros. Due to the AHL age rules for CHL members, Gendron is ineligible to play in the 2023-2023 American Hockey League and is eligible for the draft and two seasons in the Quebec League. Since the Flyers are currently unsigned, the organization has until June 1, 2024 to sign him to an entry-level contract before losing his exclusive rights to the NHL.


Alex Bump (LW, nacrt 2022., 5/133)

The offensively talented former Minnesota high school star had a productive 2022-23 season. in the USHL for the Omaha Lancers (32 GP, 26 points) and Tri-City Storm (16 GP, 13 regular season points, three goals and four points). in four playoff games. He will be a freshman at the University of Vermont next season.

There was no doubt about Bump's icy eyes and hands. He continues to work on his two-way game and explosiveness in skating. On November 20, 2023, he will be 20 years old.

Cutter Gauthier (C/LW, nacrt 2022., 1/5)

The highly touted striker enjoyed a promising collegiate season as a freshman at Boston College in 2022-23. Gauthier scored 37 offensive points in 32 games (16g, 21a). He has also made progress in adjusting to the transition from left wing to centre.

Gauthier was on the front line of Team USA at the 2022–23 World Youth Championship, running on the left wing and scoring four goals and ten points in seven games. Currently, Gauthier (left winger) plays for Team USA in the 2023 IIHF World Championship. He scored in his first two qualifying matches, then led all players with seven shots in his third match (although he did not play, he hit the archers list).

There is room for more consistency in aspects of Gauthier's playing. In the long run, his game has a 200-foot advantage and the competitor has excellent physicality, but there is room to broaden his skills as he continues to develop.

Gauthier will return to BC for a second season in 2023-24. He could play the same way as the new drafts and top NHL 2023 prospects Will Smith and Ryan Leonard. Gauthier is also eligible to play at the 2023-24 World Youth Championships.

Devin Kaplan (RW, draft 2022, 3/69)

The Flyers are pleased with the winger's progress in the draft season plus one. Kaplan brings an energetic north-south style of play, a physical element and some offensive qualities. In 40 games as a Boston University freshman, he had 10 goals, 13 assists, 23 points, 49 penalty minutes, and the traditional plus-15 rating.

Kaplan will return to BU for his second season in 2023-24. In the long term, the Flyers organization believes he can become a successful bottom six (maybe top nine, with the right teammates) striker at a professional level. There is still much work to be done at this stage, but it has made positive progress in the first year since the project was drafted.

Hunter McDonald (D, nacrt 2022., 6/165)

The late-riser defensive back drafted last year by the Flyers of the Chicago Steelers of the USHL played a key role at Northeastern University this season as a freshman. McDonald was one of the best defensive players in the entire 2022-2023 NCAA league. The traditional player plus 21 in 35 matches played gave his all and scored 14 points (1g, 13a). He played especially well in the annual bean tournament, which Northeastern won.

McDonald is a physically strong athlete who is 1.80 meters tall and weighs 90 kilograms. On May 11, 2023, he turned 21. The Fairport, New York native will return to Northeastern for his second season in 2023-24.

Ty Murchison (D, 2021 draft, 5/158)

The USNTDP product plays with an aggressive, physical style and is an above average skater. He played his second university season in 2022–23. in Arizona (36 GP, 2 g, 3a, 5 pts, 93 PIM). Murchison had a total of 169 penalty minutes in 71 college games. Standing at 6 feet 1,198 pounds, the blueliner has a total of six goals and 12 points in his two college hockey seasons.

Murchison, who turned 20 on February 2, 2023, will return to Arizona State for his junior season next season.

Owen McLaughlin (C, nacrt 2021., 7/206)

McLaughlin is a regular offensive producer at prep school and the USHL (Sioux City Musketeers) level, and was a freshman at the University of North Dakota this season. McLaughlin was still working on various aspects of his game and did not have as much time as a freshman at lower levels, but nevertheless played in 37 games (2g, 13a, 15 pts).

The Chester County native and former Valley Forge Minutemen player turned 20 on March 25, 2023. He will play his second college season in 2023-24.

More Notes for College Players:

1) In 2021, the NCAA will reward college hockey players who competed in the division in the 2020-2021 season. affected by the pandemic, approved both an extra season of play and an extra year to complete (six years in total). play four seasons).

2) The Flyers have decided not to offer a contract to Jay O'Brien, who was a sophomore in 2022-23. at Boston University. Philadelphia receives an equalizing pick in the second round of the 2024 NHL Draft.

3) Gavin Hain, selected in the 2018 sixth round, accepted an NCAA offer for an additional season and played his fifth collegiate season with North Dakota in 2022-23. On August 15, 2023, the 23-year-old striker could become an unrestricted free agent.

4) 2019 seventh round Bryce Brodzinski, whose team from the University of Minnesota played in the 2022-23 NCAA Championship game, has yet to announce his intentions for next season. He has the option to play his fifth season with the Gophers on August 15, 2023 or become an unrestricted free agent (unless the Flyers sign him to an entry-level contract).


Goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov (selected in the seventh round of the 2015 draft) is too old for this list of potential candidates. On November 28, 2023, he will be 27 years old.

Fedotov signed a one-year contract with the Flyers last summer, but could not fulfill it because he was drafted into the Russian army. Did not play organized ice hockey in 2022–23.

Recently, the general manager of CSKA Moscow told Russian media that Fedotov would be released from active military service and would sign a multi-year contract to return to the former Red Army team (which is technically still loosely linked to the Russian Defense Ministry). . However, at the time of writing, no deal has been announced. Fedot's contract with the KHL expired after the 2021/22 season.

For NHL purposes, Fedotov is considered a restricted free agent under 10.2(c). This means that subject to a qualifying offer from the Flyers, Philadelphia retains its rights to the NHL and the player is not eligible to receive an offer from another NHL club.

Draft NHL 2023

Unless the team adds or trades picks in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, the current plan is for the Flyers to add nine potential candidates to the farm system in the June 28-29 Nashville draft.

The Flyers currently have the following picks in the 2023 draft: 1st round (7th overall), 3rd round (87th overall to New York Rangers and 93rd overall to Florida Panthers), 4th round (103rd overall, 121st overall to Edmonton), Fifth inning (135th overall), Sixth inning (167th overall, 172nd overall from Ottawa), Seventh inning (199th overall). The team currently has no second pick.

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