2019 NHL Draft Top Flyers Prospects
The Flyers, in the 2019 Draft Lottery, received the 11th overall pick in the 2019 entry draft. As Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko, Vasili Podkolzin, and Dylan Cozens are projected to go top four, there are still some notable names who can be available for the 11th Pick.
1- Kirby Dach
Dach, a 6’3” center who plays for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, brings a powerful game to the ice. Dach broke out this past year, scoring 25 goals, and showing great hands, dishing out 48 assists. With a +15 rating, this center would bring a powerful and exciting game to the ice and would fit in on the second line centering Jake Voracek and Travis Konecny. Dach would most likely mimic the play of Matt Duchene of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2- Bowen Byram
Byram, a 6-foot defenseman scored 26 goals for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, showing the capability to be a two-way player. A very athletic, strong built D-man would bring a great defensive mindset and a great set of hands, dishing out 45 assists, carrying a +33 rating. Byram would most likely mimic the play of Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
3- Alex Turcotte
Turcotte, a 5’11” forward of the USNTDP, scored twelve goals in sixteen games this past season for the Americans. Carrying a +27 rating, Turcotte shows great speed, hockey knowledge, and great hands, dishing out 22 assists. With over a point per game for all five years in the development program, it is fair to Say Turcotte is a natural scorer. With work, Turcotte has the talent to mimic Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes.
4- Peyton Krebs
Krebs, a 5’11” forward for the Kootenay Ice, is a natural passer. Registering over 30 assists in three WHL seasons is not an easy feat. Krebs also had nineteen goals this past year showing some skill to score, but not as much as others show. With a strong frame, Krebs has the ability to lay down hits, and show the other team who is the stronger player. However, the talented Krebs does carry a ghastly -60 rating in the 2018-19 season. With luck and work, the Flyers could end up with a better scoring version of Wayne Simmonds.