After entering the transfer portal shortly after the dismissal of Todd Woodcroft, Flyers prospect Alex Bump has found a new team for the 2023-24 season.
Alex Bump turned heads last month during the Philadelphia Flyers prospect development camp. The 2022 fifth rounder had a very successful senior season in high school before moving over to junior hockey the last two seasons. He led Prior Lake High to the Section 2AA title and program’s first-ever state berth. Bump’s senior season was one to remember as he had 48 goals, 35 assists, and 83 points. Those were all single-season records for the Lakers and Bump did that in just 31 games.
Bump was later announced as a Mr. Hockey of the Year finalist, given to the most outstanding high school senior hockey player in Minnesota. He was named the USA Hockey Player of the Year as well. Bump had five goals and 10 points in the playoffs to lead the Lakers to the title. Four of this goals came in the championship game. While the Lakers would finish fourth in the state tournament, Bump continued to have success. He scored seven total goal, including five in their quarterfinal victory over Cretin-Derham Hall. The five goals were two off of the record for goals scored in a single game, set in 1951 when John Mayasich scored seven goals in one game.
Bump has spent the close to two years playing junior hockey. He originally joined the Omaha Lancers between his junior and senior season of high school, appearing in 27 games. He put up rather decent numbers, recording 11 goals and 17 points. He rejoined the Lancers this past season, registering nine goals and 26 points in 32 games before a February trade to Tri-City. With the Storm, Bump scored nine goals and had 13 points in 16 games.
Bump is not the only Flyers’ prospect to have gone through Western Michigan. Wade Allison and Ronnie Attard spent time there before coming to the NHL. President of Hockey Operations Keith Jones was also a Bronco before his career in the NHL.