Flyers’ 2023 NHL Draft profiles

Flyers GM Daniel Briere
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       Name, Age, Position, Height, Weight, Team, League, Scouting Report.

      >Round 1 (7th overall) Matvei Michkov, 18, C/LW, 5-10, 179 pounds, St. Petersburg, KHL. Was ranked by some scouts behind only No. 1 pick Connor Bedard. Natural-born scorer. Has contract with KHL for next three years which it sounds like he plans to honor.

      >Round 1 (22nd overall) Oliver Bonk, 18, D, 6-2, 180, London Knights, OHL. Son of former NHL star Radek Bonk. Grew up around professional hockey and knows how to play the game the right way.

      >Round 2 (51st overall) Carson Bjarnason, 17, G, 6-3, 186, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL. Flyers pulled off trade with Chicago to move up in the draft and select him. Had a .900 save percentage for a team not especially strong on defense.

      >Round 3 (87th overall) Egor Zavragin, 17, G, 6-3, 183, Mamonty Yugry, MHL. General manager Daniel Briere chose to pick two goalies in a row because Zavragin’s talent was too good to pass up.

      >Round 3 (95th overall) Denver Barkey, 18, C, 5-9, 155. London Knights, WHL. Posted 59 points in 61 games for the Knights. Makes up for his lack of size with speed, skill and guile.

      >Round 4 (103rd overall) Cole Knuble, 18, C, 5-11, 184, Fargo, USHL. He’s the son of former Flyer star forward Mike Knuble so the Flyers are hoping he’s a chip off the old block.

      >Round 4 (120th overall) Alex Ciernik, 18, LW, 5-11, 176. Sodertalje SK Jr., Swedish Junior League. Had to drive 14 hours from New York to Nashville after his flight was cancelled so the Flyers know he’s got a lot of determination.

      >Round 5 (135th overall) Carter Sotheran, 18, D,6-3, 197 pounds, Portland Winter Hawks, WHL. He’s got an offensive side to his game with 23 points last season.

      >Round 6 (172nd overall) Ryan MacPherson, 18, C, 6-0, 176 pounds, Leamington Flyers, GOJHL. Speed and good hands. He put up 61 points in 49 games.

      >Round 7 (199th overall) Matteo Mann, 18, D, 6-5, 222. Chicoutimi, QMJHL. The Flyers always like to have some size and strength on their back end and this kid fits the bill.

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