Instant Analysis: The Flyers Select Mason Millman 103rd-Overall

With the 103rd-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers selected defenseman, Mason Millman from the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League.

Millman has spent parts of the past two seasons as a member of Saginaw’s blueline. He only played six games in 2017-18 but played 66 regular season games this past year. In those 66 games, Millman contributed an admirable three goals and 22 assists. Additionally, he posted five points in 13 playoff games.

Millman is the type of defenseman that does not hesitate to play a physical game. He’s competitive and can prove to be a bit of a headache for opposing teams. Also, he’s proving to be a solid skater with some untapped potential.

At just 17-years-old, Millman still has a great deal of developing to do. He’s not moving away from the OHL any time soon and will look to have an increased role with Saginaw next season. He’s far from a home run in the fourth round, however, some scouts seem to think he will surprise many and become a solid professional defenseman.

One thought on “Instant Analysis: The Flyers Select Mason Millman 103rd-Overall

  1. OK. I hated the Flyers for not taking Alex Newhook, the flashy, fast, great passing, 200 foot center with either the 11th or the 14th picks . He went soon after Flyers pick. However, I like the next three picks. Brink was in my top 20 at 19. He’s not big, not a speed burner, but he’s a solid player who gives you a lot of energy and fight.

    I still believe the Flyers will trade Shayne Gostisbehere this weekend. I believe he’s being shopped around, but teams want him on the cheap, knowing he’s available and also knowing Chuck Fletcher can be an easy guy to rip off in a deal as we’ve seen over the last few months.

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