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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.

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Eric is a University of Delaware graduate with a degree in English. While in school, he began writing for different publications such as The Highlight Network, Amps and Greenscreens, and he did color commentary for the University of Delaware Men's and Women's lacrosse teams throughout the 2013 season as an alumni. Prior to being featured with Philly Sports Network, he began a pro-wrestling podcast with a childhood friend called the Totally Over Podcast. As an avid sports die-hard for all things Philadelphia, Eric is also a proud supporter of West Virginia University.

2 comments

  • Eric Reese says:

    I bet Fletcher wanted to give a good look to his guys in the AHL, like Friedman. I wouldn’t be so quick to say that Cam York and Bobby Brink don’t have NHL potential. Let them breathe a little in college first.

  • Gregg Anton says:

    Wonder what took Fletcher so long to sign Wylie? Now let’s get Kalynuk of the U of Wisconsin onboard next

    Ron Hextall built the Flyers with one outstanding draft after another. Chuck Fletcher did not pick a single kid with NHL potential in his first Flyers draft last year(2019). Another couple of drafts like last year and the Flyers will be back to the days of relying on free agent signings to compete. Fletcher is brain dead when it comes to evaluating young talent.

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