In exchange for the 11th-overall selection, the Philadelphia Flyers received the 14th and 45th-overall picks from the Arizona Coyotes. The 14th-overall overall pick translated into left-handed defenseman Cam York. Then the Flyers traded the 45th and 65th picks to Nashville to move up in the second round. With the 34th pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers drafted right-winger Bobby Brink from the Sioux City Musketeers.
Bobby Brink recorded 35 goals and 33 assists in 43 games in the USHL. He made a lot of strides this past season, entering the top-31 rankings of a lot of scouting agencies. Brink is set to play for the University of Denver next season.
Brink brings a great deal of offensive ability and potential. He has top-notch hockey sense and is an effective playmaker. Additionally, he has a strong and accurate shot which translates into a good amount of goal-scoring. The one knock on Brink is his current skating ability. However, his competitiveness and work ethic will help drive him to improve in that area.
Personally, I absolutely love this pick. Brink was projected to go in the first round and slid likely because he needs to work on his skating. It is going to take some time for Brink to develop but he comes with loads of potential and can transform into a valuable NHL forward. General Manager Check Fletcher absolutely made the right move trading up to grab Brink.
John Gove is a full-time elementary educator with a passion for sports media. He has covered various aspects of hockey and basketball for various outlets over the past five years. Currently, he serves as a contributor and editor for Philly Sports Network focussing on prospects within the Philadelphia Flyers farm system and Villanova Men’s Basketball. John also serves as a co-host of Pod Street Bullies, PSN’s flagship Flyers podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @PodStreetGove.