Chuck Fletcher made a bold moving up to grab Bobby Brink, AKA “The Hammer,” with the 34th overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, “I’m honored to join a classy, historic, organization,” Brink said, “These fans are so passionate, how can a person not be excited. It was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. My friends and family were very happy.”
Brink has a wicked blast, as he can shoot from anywhere, but Brink can do it accurately in the same token. If a Defenseman has the guts to stand in the way of his hard slap shot…good luck, or better yet…good riddance. Fletcher moved up and selected Brink to help aide the Flyers with secondary scoring in the future, and to restock the Right Wing position. Secondary scoring has given the Flyers fits the past few seasons, and 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 might become a thing of the past.
This young Flyers team seems destined for success in the future, with all the young budding prospects. Of course, now we can add Brink to the mix of budding young prospects, as he may make his NHL debut within the next few years,
“I still have to perform in order to make the NHL,” Brink Said, “I want to develop, and I thought the University of Denver was the best spot for me to do that. I’m excited. They have a solid team, a great culture, and they produce good NHL players.”
As Brink highlighted, the University of Denver has really produced some good former and current NHL players. For instance, Tyler Bozak (Blues), Chris Butler (Blues), Paul Stastny (Vegas), Jason Zucker (Wild), Will Butcher (Devils), and former Flyers Kevin Dineen and Matt Carle, all played for the University of Denver. Brink really selected a renown hockey program.
The young prospect in Brink was born on July 8, 2001, in Minnetonka, MN, and this US-born player has busted his butt to get where he is at in his career. Nothing was handed to him by any means, he had to earn everything. His hard work and dedication to the sport of hockey are finally paying off in a big way, and he has been working hard on his wicked slap shot since he was younger, “I‘ve been working on perfecting my slap shot ever since I was younger,” Brink said, “It’s something that you have to continue to work on. That’s not the only thing I work on, I also work on skating.”
This young prospect in Brink opened some eyes in the NAHL, as he has elite vision of the ice, and just has a knack for finishing plays. He really showcased his draft status this past season for the Sioux City Musketeers, en route to a solid year by potting 35 goals, and registering 33 assists for a total of 68 points in 45 games played. Brink’s motto to get better, and remained focused on the task at hand.
“A player can always improve their game. I’m no different. I will work on continuing to improve my game, and take it one day at a time.”
Brink continued, “I’ve always wanted to be a hockey player. My dad has taught me so much, and I was happy to have him as a coach when I was younger. He (Andy) played at the University of Minnesota, so we have been through sort of the same stuff together. It’s special, and it will be a special moment to hopefully crack the NHL one day.”
This young man has some great hockey tools that the Flyers could benefit from in the future. Brink won’t kill you with his speed, but his hockey IQ ranks off the charts. Hopefully, he makes a big impact in the Fall when he begins his tenure for the University of Denver. One thing is for certain Flyers fans, the future is bright in Flyer land.