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 trickling into the big club. Of course, young players will make their fair share of mistakes; however, should they learn from them and continue to grow, a young and talented Flyers team will also become a dangerous one. These young players will hopefully share the same successes as The Beatles did with their hit album, “Abbey Road.”
For Morgan Frost, one of the most talked about prospects in the system, a decision has been made and he’ll start this season with Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Frost had a great camp, and pre-season but, unfortunately, he sustained a groin injury that made the majority of the pre-season a struggle for him. However, this won’t be the last time people hear of Frost.
Frost has been patient in his development as his career turns professional: “I’m taking it day-by-day, and we’ll see where it goes from there,” Frost said during the pre-season, “I just have to get my feet under me, do some extra work. It’s been a pretty up and down Summer weight wise. Try to eat as much as you can, build as much muscle as you can. I want to be 185-190 for my weight, that’s ideal.”
He continues to work hard and he’s dedicated to being the best player he can be, telling Philly Sports Network:“Nothing is handed to you. I have worked on my acceleration for my first step, while training at my home all Summer.”
The former Sault Ste. Marie Greyhound, Morgan Frost, was drafted 27th overall by the Flyers. His hard work and dedication to the sport of hockey are big reasons for drafting him, and he still remembers the day he was drafted like it was yesterday: “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.”
Like most prospects, there is room for improvement in different aspects of his game that Frost has been aiming to fine-tune before being considered for an opening night job with the big club. For instance, playing with a more effective pace of the game, rather than just sitting back and watching the play develop. Frost also had to prove he can play with the physicality that NHL players endure throughout an 82 game season. He is more of a finesse player, but Frost knew he has to be more physical and he did just that throughout camp, and the pre-season.
As a matter of fact, Frost did well to keep up with the pace of game during the pre-season. I would consider this his best showing since drafting him. He looked determined, and Frost has really became a 200ft player. Frost worked hard in his last season with the Greyhounds, and that helped him stand out from other talented prospects.
“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, “Yea my dad helps me for sure with the cooking side of things (Laughing), Yea (Laughing).”
This will not be the last time we hear of Frost this season. I’m confident in saying he will be a mid-season call-up. The former Greyhounds’ forward is a speed-skating machine and his hockey IQ is one of the best amongst prospects. One thing is for certain, it would be a dream come true for Frost if he got the call up in the upcoming season.