July 13, 2015 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey recaps the top prospects drafted by Philadelphia Flyers in the 2015 NHL Draft, held on June 26-27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida:
Top Prospects Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2015 NHL Draft
|106||98||DOVE-MCFALLS, Samuel||C||4/10/1997||6.02||207||Saint John||QMJHL|
|NA||104||VOROBYOV, Mikhail||LW||1/5/1997||6.02||134||Ufa Tolpar||RusJr|
|83||158||MARODY, Cooper||C||12/20/1996||6.00.25||173||Sioux Falls||USHL|
|NA||188||FEDOTOV, Ivan||G||11/28/1996||6.06||191||Nizhnekamsk 2||RusJr|
ISS Scouts have been tracking prospects eligible for the NHL Draft for years (typically from the age of fourteen), so they have unique knowledge of strengths, weaknesses and probabilities for success at the NHL level. ISS Hockey scouts identify prospects that have been chosen by the Philadelphia Flyers in past drafts and provide a brief summary of how these drafted players will influence the team:
Ivan Provorov (ISS Ranked #7 in 2015, Overall drafted #7 in 2015 NHL Draft) – Provorov led all Wheat Kings defenders in points in his rookie season with the team. The 6-foot- 0, 201-pound left-shot defenseman has high-end skill and great mobility. He is a strong skater with good speed and mobility. He’s always looking to advance the puck under pressure and can lead the rush into the offensive zone.
Travis Konecny (ISS Ranked #12 in 2015, Overall drafted #24 in 2011 NHL Draft) – Competitive, skilled player. Can score and make plays. Plays in traffic, can read and react to offense and defense. Can beat opponents with speed and smarts.
Travis Sanheim (ISS Ranked #30 in 2014, Overall drafted #17 in 2014 NHL Draft) – Raw, adaptable and versatile two way defender with size and skill. One of the most improved players in CHL last season, went from 29 points in 2013 to 65 points last season for Hitmen and has very bright future.
Samuel Morin (ISS Ranked #32 in 2013, Overall drafted #11 in 2013 NHL Draft) – Morin has progressed well over the past couple years as he brings good puck moving ability and defensive instincts. Regarded as a physical defenseman, Morin can start a break out of the defensive zone and join the attack. He’s a good skater, has a good shot from the point, and shows good mobility.
BEST VALUE PICK SINCE 2010:
Shayne Gotisbehere (ISS Ranked #NR in 2012, Overall drafted #78 in 2012 NHL Draft) – Has thrived exceptionally well with two extra years of development after being drafted in 2012. Smart, two-way defender with very good speed and mobility. He can create offense on the power play or off the rush. He is responsible and reliable in his own end. The Flyers have a talented young group of defenders coming through the system and Shayne is one of those who are looking to make his impact this coming season.
“A great draft sees the Flyers get stud puck moving d-men Ivan Provorov with the 7th pick and Travis Konecny with the 24th pick was a real steal, I think this guy was the most underrated player in the draft. Stockpiling talented young defenseman is an area that the Flyers have excelled over the past few years at the draft and it is beginning to pay dividends as those prospects are now entering the AHL and NHL ranks. Flyers also bolstered their depth between the pipes when they selected Felix Sandstrom (70th overall) and Matej Tomek (90th overall) in the 4th round of the 2015 NHL Draft.” -Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting
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