With the NHL regular season not yet in motion, some of the Philadelphia Flyers prospects have already begun their hockey year. Aside from the AHL and College, all the other leagues are off and running. Here are some of the prospects that stood out in the very early stages of their respective seasons.
Jay O’Brien is having the start he needed to have with the Penticton Vees. Through the first 13 games, O’Brien has five goals and eight assists. Playing against slightly lower competition, this is the kind of success that he should be having. On top of his individual success, Penticton could not be off to a better start to the year. The Vees currently atop the Interior Division with an 8-0-0-0 record.
Egor Serdyuk is arguably off to the best start of any Flyers prospect currently playing. The former sixth-round pick already six goals and one assist in just four games. Right now, it appears that scoring goals is all that Serdyuk is capable of. However, there are certainly worse problems to have. Unfortunately, Victoriaville has yet to record a victory. So far this season, they have lost three times in regulation and twice in a shootout.
Wyatte Wylie has wasted no time making his presence felt back with Everett. The Silvertips are only 1-2-0-0 to start the year but Wylie is doing everything he can to get the team back to their winning ways. In three games, the blueliner has two goals and two assists.
Wylie is not the only Flyers prospect in the WHL off to a good start. Former undrafted free agent, Yegor Zamula, is picking up right where he left off last season. In his first four games with the Calgary Hitmen, the young defenseman has two goals and three assists. Calgary has also started off the year hot with three wins and an overtime loss.
Mandatory Credit: Denis Morin/Tigres de Victoriaville
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.