Winners: the Philadelphia Flyers
With the way development camp went this year, it’s difficult to identify any real negatives for the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Even without Cutter Gauthier, the other prospects pulled up their boots, went to work, and impressed.
Players like Bobby Brink and Tyson Foerster proved to the Philadelphia Flyers why they should have a permanent position on the NHL roster. Emil Andrae took camp by storm and put Nick Seeler, Marc Staal, and Egor Zamula on the hot seat. Center prospects Zayde Wisdom, J.R. Avon, and Elliot Desnoyers all took steps forward at a position of need for the organization. Wildcards like Samu Tuomaala and Alex Bump were also very impressive and will be knocking on the door in the near future.
Matvei Michkov and Yegor Zavragin figure to join up with the team at this camp sometime in the future, but fellow draftee Oliver Bonk got to work right away and showed off his defensive skills. Bonk’s play at development camp really showed his NHL lineage, and proved that the moment wasn’t too big for him just a week removed from being drafted.
Almost all the aforementioned names will be seeing NHL ice time in the near future, and it’s only a matter of time before they bring joy back to the Wells Fargo Center as members of the Philadelphia Flyers.