After his sophomore season ended prematurely due to the team having to pull out of the NCAA tournament, the Flyers didn’t waste much time with Cam York. The 2019 first-round pick has signed his entry-level contract. The contract kicks in this season, meaning we will almost certainly see York in a Phantoms uniform sooner rather than later.
With the contract beginning this season, there is also a chance he could jump to the NHL if things go well with Lehigh Valley. It is too soon to say if that is the plan or not. However, starting his contract this season certainly means the Flyers want him playing as soon as possible. They have definitely been impressed with his play over the past few years.
"“We are pleased with Cam’s development and believe he is ready to take the next step with our organization,” said Fletcher. “He was one of the top collegiate defensemen at the University of Michigan and was instrumental in helping lead the United States to the gold medal at this year’s World Junior Championships.”"
Before completing his second season at the University of Michigan, York helped captain Team USA to a gold medal at the 2021 World Junior Championships. He recorded one goal and six points overall at the tournament.
After returning to Michigan, he finished the season with 20 points, leading at Michigan defensemen. That mark was tied for fifth among all NCAA defensemen. York posted four goals and 16 assists in 24 games. Those numbers led to him being named the Big 10 Defensemen of the Year. He was also named to the First Team All-Big 10.
Including a freshman campaign where he posted 16 points in 30 games, York has nine goals and 36 points at the NCAA level. He was good for about 0.67 points-per-game.
York had a solid sophomore season and overall continues to prove that he could develop into a top defenseman for the Flyers. Becoming the second member of the 2019 class to sign his ELC, we are that much closer to seeing Cam York in a Flyers uniform.