Philadelphia Flyers prospects well represented in TSN’s prospect rankings
Philippe Myers #10
PHILIPPE MYERSDefenseman, Rouyn Noranda Huskies
Myers is still in the early stages of development but has one attribute that teams covet; size. He is tall but not yet matured in terms of size and strength. He has shown limited offensive play in his first two seasons of junior hockey but has hints of potential in that area. He is a good skater and fluid for a player his size. He has potential if he can add strength and play a more consistent physical game. (hockeysfuture.com)
Travis Sanheim #29
TRAVIS SANHEIMDefenseman, Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Philadelphia’s 2014 first rounder 17th overall, Sanheim is currently playing for the Flyers’ AHL affiliate the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In 52 games this season scoring 26 points, adding 36 penalty minutes, +10 rating. The 20 year old 6’4 201 lbs defenseman is a projected blue chip prospect. “The Hockey News” rated Sanheim, 70th best player under the age of 21.
Can move the puck rather well out of danger, and also contribute greatly on offense. Owns a very projectable frame. Is an asset on the power play. Defends his position well. Talented offensive defenseman with upside. (thehockeynews.com/The Sports Forecaster)
German Rubtsov #38
GERMAN RUBTSOVForward, Chicoutimi Saguenéens
The Flyers 2016 first rounder 22nd overall, Center recently made the move to North America playing for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens In 11 games this season scoring 18 points, adding 4 penalty minutes, +11 rating for his new club.
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German Rubtsov is an exceptionally talented two-way center that can be the driving offensive force on a line. With elite playmaking ability and shot with above average speed and velocity, Rubtsov can kill a team in multiple ways. Capable of shutting down other team’s top lines. (Aynsley Scott)
German Rubtsov like Myers attended this years World Juniors as well getting injured breaking his nose.The 18 year old was unable to find the score sheet in 5 games.
Two surprising omission were Flyers’ prospects Carter Hart and Oskar Lindblom both have been nothing less than stellar this season.
Hart leads the Western Hockey League with a 1.95 GAA, second with a .927 SV% in 42 games.
No one can dispute the fact that the future is bright in Philadelphia.