Philadelphia Flyers: Prospect Profile Robert Hagg

Philadelphia’s Flyers Prospect Profile, Robert Hagg

ROBERT HAGG

Defenseman, Lehigh Valley Phantoms

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2013 round 2 #41 overall by Philadelphia Flyers

Robert Hagg a member of the Philadelphia Flyers stellar stock of defensemen prospect, has spent the last three seasons in Lehigh Valley crafting his game.

Hagg has played in 190 games in his AHL career scoring 49 points, adding 136 penalty minutes.

A Uppsala, Sweden native Hagg left home at age 18 to pursue his goal of playing for the Philadelphia Flyers after being selected by the organization in 2013.

A two-way defenseman. Hägg is capable of playing a pure defensive role, logging big minutes on the penalty kill, as well as contributing offensively and being valuable in power play situations. Furthermore, Hägg has good size and strength, very good vision, a heavy release and is also a mobile defenseman. Some consistency issues, although Hägg usually makes smarter plays while playing in the big league, rather than in the juniors. Lots of potential (EliteProspects, 2013)
The 22-year-old, projects as a physical two-way defenseman at 6’2 205, he poses NHL size. Hagg is enjoying his best season in the AHL scoring 7 goals, 7 assists in 46 games along with +13 rating 4th highest on the team.
Hagg is generally sound in most aspects of the game, but doesn’t have any dominant traits nor has he been consistent in his effort, which plagued him in his first AHL season. He keeps things simple, but can sometimes miss assignments in his own zone and a choppy stride prevents him from controlling the play on the rush. He can play the point on the powerplay, and he makes a sound breakout pass. He has a great frame, is not shy of the rough stuff, and looks like he can be molded into a punishing defender. (www.hockeysfuture.com)

Is Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Robert Hagg ready for the NHL?

With Just under 200 AHL games played, Robert Hagg is close to NHL ready per TSN expert Bob Mackenzie noting that if General Manager Ron Hextall moves veteran blue liners at the 2016/17 trade deadline. He expects Robert Hagg to get the call up.

Flyers prospect Robert Hagg now living up to the hype.

Robert Hagg may not be as flashy of a name as some of the other Flyers prospects ,nevertheless having an impact on the future of the Philadelphia Flyers.

 

 

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