On Thursday, the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League announced their leadership team for the 2018-19 season. Though 2018 first-round pick of the Arizona Coyotes, Barrett Hayton, was given the captaincy, the Greyhounds bestowed the honor of being one of three alternate captains upon Morgan Frost.
Frost, a former first-round pick of the Flyers, is in his fourth OHL season playing for Sault Ste. Marie. He finished last season with a career-best 112 point (42 goals, 70 assists), finishing in second in scoring among OHL players. This was a coming out party of sorts for the young center as he increased his point total by 50 from the year prior. No group of people was more excited by this scoring explosion than the Flyers fanbase. General Manager, Ron Hextall, used one of the draft-picks he obtained from St. Louis in the Brayden Schenn deal.
The now 19-year-old is already of to a great start this season. He leads all Greyhounds in scoring with five goals and seven assists through eight games. You can be sure that Frost will look to match, or even surpass, his remarkable point totals from a year ago.
What to Watch For
Morgan Frost is hands-down the most watched non-AHL prospect in the Flyers farm system. There are certainly other names out there that will garner attention but Frost’s offensive dominance has fans pumped for what he can bring to the team. It will be interesting to see how he performs in his leadership role this season.
When the season comes to an end, looking at Frost’s OHL numbers could be deceiving. He is without a doubt one of the league’s top players. This puts him on Team Canada’s radar for the 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he will play an important role. No matter where Frost is playing hockey, he is sure to impress us all year long.
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