A new report suggests Matvei Michkov is coming to Philadelphia Flyers

A new report suggests that Matvei Michkov will be coming to the Philadelphia Flyers sooner than expected.
2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round One
2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round One / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Flyers took somewhat of a risk drafting Matvei Michkov with the seventh overall pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.

He was inked to a long-term contract in the KHL with the SKA St. Petersburg. That meant that it would be a few years before he was able to come over to the NHL.

If that wasn't an issue, he would have been right in that conversation with Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, and Leo Carlsson.

Every team passed on him though until the Flyers took that chance with pick number seven. Well, it sounds like that risk may be rewarded soon.

Matvei Michkov may be headed to the Philadelphia Flyers sooner than we thought

There is a new report coming out of Russia that suggests that the next chapter of his career will come with Philadelphia.

These reports suggest that the Flyers are still working to get to the bottom of it but there is hope for Philadelphia Flyers fans.

Michkov is certainly a young player that appears to be NHL-ready. He is an incredibly gifted offensive player who can make plays and score goals.

If he is headed to Philly, he'll fit into their top six right away. He has the talent to come in and be their leading scorer right away. A lot of that will depend on how he defends in John Tortorella's system. On the offensive side of things, he's ready to contribute.

Until the Flyers have him signed to his entry-level deal in the NHL, this is just a rumor that should be taken somewhat lightly but multiple outlets are reporting it now.

With the way things went with Cutter Gauthier, the Flyers need this forward to work out in their favor. They have great depth at forward to build around him coming up but none of them play like Michkov.

If he signs with the team, he will end up being one of their franchise players. Until things are official, it is fair to remain cautiously optimistic.