Photo: Harvard goaltender and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Merrick Madsen emerged as a starter in his sophomore season and finished eighth in the nation with a .931 save percentage.(courtesy John Crouch/Icon Sportswire).
The Flyers have a crop of prospects playing in both the NCAA and European levels, including almost all their goaltending prospects. A couple of netminders showed improvement this year, while some played few games and others – namely Matej Tomek – didn’t play at all.
Photo: CSKA Moscow goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Ilya Sorokin turned in a strong 2015-16 regular season, and has duplicated that effort in the KHL playoffs with a 1.17 goals-against and .949 save percentage (courtesy of Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
In recent years, Russia has become a better producer of quality goaltenders. Proof of that is the number of NHL-drafted netminders competing in the KHL and minor leagues, which is in a modest growth trend. Many young, Russian goalies are experiencing an upward career progression, and almost all the goaltenders drafted in the last few years have an excellent chance of becoming solid NHL players, with the exception of Sergei Kostenko, who was a seventh round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2012. Read more»
Photo: Mark Alt is one of the first names on the call-up list should the Flyers need help on the blueline this season. (Courtesy of Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers organization is still heavily populated with defensemen, several of them high-end ones. But the Flyers have added some forwards with more talent and upside, which is what an organization known for gritty forwards needs. Philadelphia also has more goaltending depth for the first time in several years. Read more»
Photo: Shayne Gostisbehere was a pleasant surprise in Flyers camp, scoring three goals in three games. (Courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)
The Philadelphia Flyers are still in rebuilding mode, and they’ve been creating the team of the future. Many of Philadelphia’s prospects are already climbing to the next level and have graduated to the professional ranks, including Scott Laughton, Shayne Gostisbehere and Samuel Morin. Read more»
Photo: Ivan Provorov helped Team Russia to a silver medal at the World Junior Championships in January. (Courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers have some changes to their top-20 prospects, thanks to a solid 2015 draft class. Four players selected in the draft made the list, including top draft choice defenseman Ivan Provorov. Read more»