The Philadelphia Flyers had two picks in the third round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. With the 165th-overall pick, they took right-winger, Egor Serdyuk from the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL. Then they selected goalie Roddy Ross from the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL 169th-overall.
In his rookie year with Victoriaville, Serdyuk posted 25 goals and 40 assists in 63 games. Scouts categorize him as intelligent, with good vision, and the ability to get to the right spots. He needs to put on some size but is off to a great start in his junior career.
As is the case with most late-round picks, Serdyuk is going to need some time to develop but could transform into a real steal for the Flyers.
In terms of Roddy Ross, it’s simply a case of you can’t have enough goaltending prospects. The Flyers have a ton of quality goalie prospects, not to mention Carter Hart, but Ross will get an opportunity to move his way up those rankings.
Ross played 25 games for Seattle last season. He posted an impressive .919 save percentage and even played in six playoff games.
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.