Tyson Foerster is Becoming a Force

New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers
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The 2020 draft report on winger Tyson Foerster by ESPN's Chris Peters said: "A solid scorer who gets up and down the ice well." What we Flyers fans are seeing from Foerster is probably the best rookie season by a winger since Matt Read. The beauty of it all is that this is just the beginning. The kid just turned 22 and looks like he will be a stud for a long time.

Foerster has just returned from an injury. His timing couldn't be more perfect since the Flyers have just lost Travis Konecny for a bit. If Konecny had been healthy, would the Flyers have won one or both contests this weekend against the Rangers and Penguins?

However, despite Konecny's absence, Foerster filled in his shoes....errr skates...quite well. Against the Rangers, he scored Philly's long goal. In the 7-6 loss to Pittsburgh, Foerster scored three goals and had an assist. Three goals in two games since returning from a foot injury a week ago. That's also with him missing some game time with a nasty shot to the knee late in the game.

Foerster has 13 goals, 12 assists, and 25 points this season. That is just 14 points shy of rookie phenom Connor Bedard. He is in fourth place, overall, in goals for a rookie behind Bedard and Marco Rossi's 17, as well as Dmitri Voronkov's 14.

On the Flyers, Foerster is tied for fourth on the team with Cam Atkinson. Only Konecny (27), Owen Tippett (21), and Joel Farabee (17) have more. His 25 points are currently ninth-best on the team. That's not bad for a guy who made his NHL debut last spring.

Foerster is progressing well. With any luck, we will see him in Philly for a long time to come with other young players like Farabee, Bobby Brink, and Morgan Frost. He's getting a good education now. Let's see if he can build on it.