The Flyers are in the midst of a youth infused season. Finally, we are seeing some of the hidden talents that have been stockpiled in various leagues throughout the world, hopefully, make the big club in the Fall. Of course, young players will make their fair share of mistakes. However, they will learn from them, and eventually, this young Flyers team will become a dangerous one down the road. These young players will hopefully share the same successes as The Beatles did with their hit album, “Abbey Road.”
Secondary scoring has given the Flyers fits within the past few seasons. The top brass of the orange and black are hoping this might become a thing of the past within the next few seasons. With the likes of Joel Farabee, German Rubtsov, and Frost on the brink of the NHL. This young Flyers team seems destined for success in the future. Frost may be exactly what the doctor ordered, “I’m taking it day-by-day, and we’ll see where it goes from there,” Frost said at Developmental Camp,
“I still have to perform, nothing is handed to you. I have worked on my acceleration for my first step. I weigh 187 now, I’m trying to get up to 190 before camp ends.”
Frost was born on May 14, 1999, in Aurora, ON, CAN, and this Canadian native has busted his butt since being drafted 27th overall by the Flyers. His hard work and dedication to the sport of hockey are finally paying off in a big way, and he still remembers the day he got drafted by the orange and black. “It was a dream come true, a surreal feeling, and one of the best days of my life,” Frost said, “I am very proud to be a member of such a great organization, and I am excited for the future.”
This young prospect in Frost opened some eyes in the OHL, and he became the first player in the OHL last season to eclipse the 100 point mark for the year. Moreover, Frost also surpassed the 300 point plateau for his OHL career in 2018-19. He showcased his speed, en route to a solid year potting 37 goals, and registering 72 assists for a total of 109 points in 58 games played. Frost’s main motto in the offseason was to get better for the next season, as he remained focused at the task at hand.
“There is always room to improve in every area of your game. I have tried to improve on my defensive play first and foremost, but also being stronger on the puck, as well as, my shooting and skating abilities.”
Of course, there are areas of improvement in his game that Frost has to fine-tune before he cracks the NHL. For instance, playing with a more effective pace of the game, rather than just sitting back and watching the play develop. Frost also has to prove he can play with the physicality that NHL players endure throughout an 82 game season. He is more of a finesse player, which is fine, but Frost knows he has to be more physical.
“I am a hardworking player and person. I think my hockey sense is my best asset. I like to be a playmaker and an offensive threat but at the same time a responsible player in the defensive zone. I know I can be better, and hopefully, it all comes together this year. Nothing is handed to you in this league.”
Frost continued, “My parents were vital in my development as a hockey player, their support and dedication to me playing hockey is something I will always be thankful for. I also think a number of different coaches I have had over the years played an important role in defining me as a player, always pushing me to get better and teaching me new skills.”
It was amazing to see this 20-year-old stud in Frost just simply dominating for the Soo Greyhounds. He wanted to come into his fourth season as a leader on and off the ice. Frost proved that he was more than capable of carrying the torch for this Greyhound team. What many people do not know is his friendship with another Flyers prospect in Isaac Ratcliffe. These two exchange text messages and call each other regularly. They have what appears to be a bromance…
“Coming into the season knowing it was my fourth year. I wanted to be a leader and set a good example for my younger teammates. Every year you are expected to carry more of a workload, and I prepared well in the offseason for that. My main goal was to continue to improve as both a player and a person, as I have over the past four years with the program.”
Frost continues, “Ratty’s been good to me. We’re good friends. We text and bother one another (Laughing).”
This young man has never been closer to making the NHL than he has now. The former Greyhound in Frost is a speedy-skating machine, and his hockey IQ ranks off the charts. Hopefully, he makes a big impact in the Fall when training camp opens, as Frost will be vying for a roster spot with the big club. One thing is for certain it would be a dream come true for Frost if he made the team in the Fall.
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