Instant Analysis: Wyatte Wylie Signs Entry-Level Contract with Flyers

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During his best season with the Everett Silvertips, right-handed defenseman Wyatte Wylie has signed his Entry-Level Contract with the Philadelphia Flyers today, beginning in the 2020-2021 NHL season. Wylie has played 62 games this season, tallying 64 total points. He’s recorded fourteen goals, fifty assists, and a +/- of 28 this season with the Silvertips. The contract is for a three-year deal. Wylie was drafted in the 2018 NHL Draft.

In the 2018 NHL Draft, Wyatte Wylie was a fifth-round pick. Wylie, 6’0″ and 190lbs, is only an inch taller and ten pounds heavier than Shayne Gostisbehere. The twenty-year-old can be right in the mix for playing time with the Philadelphia Flyers, likely in the second year of that entry-level contract. Wylie has the kind of mobility that the Flyers require on defense. If he can find the back of the net and work in on the powerplay in the AHL, expect Gostisbehere to be on the trade block again next season.

Wyatte Wylie played his last four seasons with the Everett Silvertips in the WHL. Each season, the amount of points tallied has increased. In 2017-2018 with the Silvertips, Wylie played 72 games (the most with Everett), tallying 31 points, a +/- of 12, with six goals and 25 assists. He has doubled every single one of those stats this season in ten fewer games. Overall, Wylie has 31 goals, 121 assists, 152 points, and a +/- of 70 in his tenure with the Silvertips.

Carter Hart would be a former teammate on the Philadelphia Flyers ready to welcome Wyatte Wylie with open arms. They both played on the Everett Silvertips in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 WHL seasons. Communicating efficiently with that kind of synergy between defensemen and goaltenders is key for the Flyers’ future. Over the last two seasons, Wylie has also attended Flyers’ development and training camps. This recent camp was overlooked by both Chuck Fletcher and Alain Vigneault.

Photo Credit: Alex Mcintyre

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