This blog post will be updated as the Philadelphia Flyers make their final few picks in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Update – 1:30pm: The Philadelphia Flyers have selected Jesper Pettersson with the 198th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Pettersson is a 5’8″/5’9″, 180lbs, right-handed defenseman who was born in 1994. He will turn 20 next month. He has spent the last few years in Sweden.
In 48 games with Sweden’s Linkoping club of the SHL, Pettersson earned no goals and one assist. In seven games with Linkoping’s junior team Pettersson had two goals and four assists.
Eliteprospects had this to say about Pettersson:
Update – 12:50pm : The Philadelphia Flyers have selected Radel Fazleev with the 168th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Fazleev is a 6’0″, 175lbs center who is a teammate of Travis Sanheim. Fazleev had five goals and 20 assists through 38 games playing for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL last season.
Originally from Russia, Fazleev came over to North America this past season. Other notable sixth round selections by Philadelphia? Zac Rinaldo, Patrick Maroon, and Eric Wellwood.
Eliteprospects had this to say about Fazleev:
A creative playmaker with some raw but impressive tools. His skating while effective at the junior level could use some improvements. He battles along the wall and finishes his hits. His shot is strong and he has good touch around the net.
Update – 12:25pm: The Philadelphia Flyers have selected Oskar Lindblom with the 138th (5th round) pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Lindblom is listed between 6’0″-6’2″ and 185lbs. He is a left-handed LW who plays for the Brynas club in Sweden.
Lindblom was the 23rd ranked European prospect heading into the draft. He spent six games at the Swedish U18 level and racked up 13 points (8G, 5A). He also spent 44 games at the Swedish Junior level, racking up 13 goals and 20 assists. He had a four game stint in the SHL level, playing against grown men, and did not record any points.
Lindblom’s size allows him to be a strong power forward prospect. He could be a steal with the 138th overall pick.
Eliteprospects had this to say about Lindblom:
Lindblom is a powerful skater with a strong, two-way game. He isn’t shy to do the dirty work and is a pain to move out from in front of the net. He gets himself open to create offensive chances but isn’t overly flashy.