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.
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.