Flyers Prospect Watch: Morgan Frost hopes His “Hockey Sense” Carries over to the NHL

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The Philadelphia Flyers are in the midst of a youth infused season. Finally, we are seeing some of the hidden talents that have been stockpiled with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Of course, the young players will make their fair share of mistakes. However, they will learn from them and eventually this young Flyers team will become dangerous down the road. These young players will hopefully share the same successes as The Beatles did with their hit album, “Abbey Road.”

Secondary scoring has given the Flyers fits this season. The top brass of the orange and black are hoping this might become a thing of the past within the next few seasons. With the likes of Mike Vecchione, Oskar Lindblom, and Mikhail Vorobyev. The Flyers seem destined for success in the future. However, there’s one player that may make his imprint sooner rather than later. How about a Sault Ste. Marie Greyhound product Forward Morgan Frost. He may be what the doctor ordered, and according to Frost his, “hockey sense,” ranks off the charts.

Frost was born on May 14, 1999, in Aurora, ON, CAN. Like most kids in Canada his parents got him involved into the sport of hockey at a very young age. This move paid off in a big way for Frost and his family, after being drafted 27th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in this past years draft. His hard-work and dedication to training finally paid off in a big way. To put it all into one, it was one of his dreams to eventually get drafted into the NHL.

It was a dream come true, a surreal feeling and one of the best days of my life. I am very proud to be a member of such a great organization and I am excited for the future.”

This young prospect in Frost opened some eyes in just his first season with the Soo Greyhounds in 2015-16. He showcased his speed, en route to a solid year potting 7 goals, and 20 assists for a total of 27 points in 65 games played. Frost’s main motto in the off-season was to get better for the next season. He stayed focused at the task at hand, and worked hard in the off-season.

There is always room to improve in every area of your game. I have tried to improve on my defensive play first and foremost, but also being stronger on the puck and my shooting and skating abilities.”

Anyone that knows Frost knows how much work and dedication he puts into the sport of hockey. Frost’s hard-work paid off in a big way in the 2016-17 season for the Soo Greyhounds. He potted career highs in goals (20), and assists (42) for a total of 62 points in 67 games played. Moreover, Frost played in any situation the coaching staff asked of him, and he finally adapted to the culture of a solid Greyhound team. Frost mainly credits his work ethic for his success thus far, but he hasn’t forgotten about those special people either.

“I am a hardworking player and person. I think my hockey sense is my best asset. I like to be a playmaker and an offensive threat, but at the same time a responsible player in the defensive zone.”

Frost continued, “My parents were vital in my development as a hockey player, their support and dedication to me playing hockey is something I will always be thankful for. I also think a number of different coaches I have had over the years played an important role in defining me as a player, always pushing me to get better and teaching me new skills.”

It’s amazing to see this 18 year old stud in Frost, just simply dominating for the Soo Greyhounds. In his third season at the helm, Frost has tallied 12 goals, and 24 assists for a total of 36 points in 25 games played. He wanted to come into his third season as a leader on and off the ice. Frost has proven that he is more than capable of carrying the torch for this Greyhound team.

Coming into this season knowing it’s my third year. I wanted to be a leader and set a good example for my younger teammates. Every year you are expected to carry more of a work load and I prepared well in the off-season for that. My main goal was to continue to improve as both a player and a person, as I have over the past two years with the program.”

If this young man continues to tear up the OHL with the Soo Greyhounds. The Flyers may have won the trade with the St. Louis Blues. Of course, everyone knows that Frost was selected by the Flyers, in a trade that involved Forward Bryaden Schenn. The Greyhounds have to be super happy with this speedy skating machine in Frost, as his hockey IQ ranks off the charts. Frost leaves us with this last message for Flyers fans who may not know him.

“I think they can expect a player who likes to make plays, and contribute in any way possible to ensure the team is winning.”

 

 

 

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