The Flyers’ prospects will get the ball rolling toward the 2023-24 season when the club’s rookie camp begins later this week in Voorhees.
The team announced Monday that the first practice will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Flyers Training Center. There will then be five on-ice training sessions in as many days, including two games against the New York Rangers’ young players on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Phantoms’ PPL Center in Allentown.
Here is the full schedule:
|Thursday, September 14th||Practice||11:30 a.m||Flyers Training Center|
|Fri, September 15th||Morning skate||10:30 am||Flyers Training Center|
|Fri, September 15th||Game 1 against NYR||7:05 p.m||PPL Center|
|Sat. September 16th||Game 2 against NYR||5:05 p.m||PPL Center|
|Sun., September 17th||Practice||10 am||Flyers Training Center|
|Monday, September 18th||Practice||11 clock||Flyers Training Center|
|Tue., Sept. 19||Practice||11 clock||Flyers Training Center|
Highlights of the Flyers’ rookie camp squad on the blueline include rising prospect Emil Andrae and first-round pick Oliver Bonk.
The 21-year-old Andrae made the jump from Sweden to North America at the end of last season and was able to hold his own in his small appearance with the Phantoms. He signed his entry-level contract back in March and it’s likely he’ll remain in North America from now on to continue his development with the Phantoms, perhaps with an eye on the NHL level not too far away.
The 18-year-old Bonk was drafted 22nd overall in June after the Flyers used pick No. 7 on Russian phenom Matvei Michkov. He has the running style and two-way style that make him a potential top defender, but he will need a few more years of development with the Canadian Juniors and perhaps a few more years with the Phantoms later before he arrives there.
At the helm is Tyson Foerster, who is knocking on the door of a full-time spot in the NHL after performing well in his stints with the Flyers last season.
Elliott Desnoyers will also be among the forwards, along with Bobby Brink, who took most of last season recovering from hip surgery but may be able to use much of the skills he developed in training has shown to reclaim and contribute Now that he’s healthy, he’s heading to the University of Denver.
Junior goaltender Carson Bjarnasson, who the Flyers selected in the second round of the draft last summer, will also be on site to initially work with the organization.
The Flyers’ full roster beats Bill Meltzer:
The new season will be here before you know it.
Training camp was scheduled to begin soon after, preseason begins on September 25th and the puck drops in Columbus for real on October 12th.
All rookie camp sessions at the Flyers Training Facility this week and next are free and open to the public.
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