We now have the team of 23 players that will be taking the ice for the Flyers this season.
With the regular season set the begin tomorrow, teams had until later tonight to finalize their rosters. The Flyers made their announcement shortly after we found out all seven of their players cleared waivers.
There aren’t any surprises with the roster this season. The Flyers are expected to roll out the same forward and defensive pairs we saw in the intrasquad scrimmage.
Shayne Gostisbehere continues to be sidelined for unknown reasons. However, he is not on IR, leading to believe his ailment is not serious. He will not be starting the season tomorrow evening, though. Otherwise, all other players appear healthy and ready to go.
So let’s meet the Flyers 2020-21 roster and their taxi squad for this upcoming season.
11 – Travis Konecny
12 – Michael Raffl
13 – Kevin Hayes
14 – Sean Couturier
19 – Nolan Patrick
21 – Scott Laughton
23 – Oskar Lindblom
25 – James van Riemsdyk
28 – Claude Giroux
48 – Morgan Frost
62 – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
86 – Joel Farabee
93 – Jakub Voracek
After the main roster was announced, there were six players named to the Flyers’ taxi squad.
A group of 14 players were then named to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for this season. Those names are as follows:
And to round out the group, four players were listed as injured to start the season.
The biggest name to note is Frost. It was going to be tough for him to make the starting group with the return of Patrick. So Frost’s addition will be that of the 13th forward to begin the year.
It is interesting to see Zamula not make it onto the taxi squad. He was seemingly given opportunities to impress but will start in the AHL. Sandin, signed as a free agent, will also have to work his way up. The lack of preseason certainly hurt his chances to crack the roster.
Also of note are the captains for this season. Giroux returns as captain with Couturier as a permanent alternate and Provorov as the permanent home alternate captain. Hayes and Voracek will rotate as alternate captains on the road.
The Flyers will kick off their season tomorrow evening when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.