Philadelphia Flyers: Top Prospects With an Immediate Impact

The Philadelphia Flyers have one of the best prospect pools in the entire NHL. That was thanks to the drafting of former general manager Ron Hextall, who had an excellent eye for young talent. Philadelphia’s current general manager is Chuck Fletcher.

The Flyers record so far this season is 12-7-3 with 27 points. Philadelphia has had some key players come through the prospect rankings over the years in Nolan Patrick, Joel Farabee, Carter Hart, and Oskar Lindblom.

This will be interesting to see who comes up for the Philadelphia Flyers over the next couple of years or so. Philadelphia has not won a Stanley Cup title since 1975. The Flyers have some prospects that are expected to arrive sooner rather the later for them. Who are some of Philadelphia’s top prospects moving forward?

Egor Zamula

Egor Zamula was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia’s blueline has been struggling at various moments so far this season. He is 20 years old and Zamula has a left-handed shot.

He is currently playing in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after he played with the Calgary Hitmen last season in the WHL. In 10 games with Lehigh Valley so far this season in the AHL, Zamula hasn’t scored a goal yet, but he has recorded one assist. His plus/minus is -2.

Egor Zamula is highly rated across the Philadelphia Flyers organization to potentially be a shutdown defenseman for them. Ivan Provorov is by far Philadelphia’s best defenseman and they need help on the bottom three pairings potentially down the road.

Cam York

Cam York was the 14th overall pick (first-round selection) in the 2019 NHL Draft for the Philadelphia Flyers. York is a puck-moving left-handed defenseman with a wicked shot. He is 20 years old and will either be within the Flyers organization either after this or next collegiate season.

In 22 games with the University of Michigan so far this season, he has scored three goals and has recorded 15 assists. Cam York’s plus/minus is 12. He could potentially be on the top defensive pairing unit one day with Ivan Provorov.

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York could be an assistant captain potentially down the road for the Philadelphia Flyers. He has the skill sets to be successful in the NHL.

Cam York could be the heartbeat of the blueline of the Philadelphia Flyers blueline alongside Ivan Provorov. York is one of the best prospects in Philadelphia’s organization.

He would make an immediate impact with them and could be a major upgrade over some of the current players on Alain Vigneault‘s roster.

Bobby Brink

Bobby Brink was a second-round pick (34th overall selection) in the 2019 NHL Draft for the Philadelphia Flyers. Brink is currently in his second collegiate season with the University of Denver.

He is only 19 years old and is a right-winger. Bobby Brink could provide some depth scoring down the road for Philadelphia. He has been struggling in his second season at the University of Denver. Brink in 13 games played so far this season has only scored one goal and has recorded seven assists. His plus/minus so far this season is -4.

Brink is on the brink of having a bad season, but he has time to play much better. Hopefully, Bobby Brink has the potential to break out of his slump. He could also use some time in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms whenever he signs his entry-level deal before playing with the Philadelphia Flyers also.

What do you think of some of the top prospects for the Philadelphia Flyers? Leave a comment below.

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