While NHL Hockey might be enjoying a long offseason breath, there’s plenty of action as far as prospects are concerned. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is home to many notable names, but Elliot Desnoyers will be one that perks the the ears of Flyers fans.
Philadelphia traded up to select Desnoyers in the fifth-round sending away a pair of seventh-round picks to Nashville in order to ensure they get their man. For the foreseeable future, the winger will be competing with Halifax in the QMJHL, meaning fans have plenty of time to get themselves acquainted.
It didn’t take long for Desnoyers to stand out from the crowd, either. The Halifax Mooseheads played the Cape Breton Eagles yesterday and blew them out to the tune of 10-2. 4 of those goals came from the Flyers’ draft pick, with three of them arriving in the final period.
At 5’11, 172 lbs, Elliot Desnoyers started his 2020 season with Halifax after a trade from Moncton. He played in 6 games, tallying just as many points (2G, 4A) before the season was put on hold. He appeared in 61 games for Moncton in 2019, posting 11 goals and 24 assists, on the back of a season where he recorded 31 points in just as many games. He spent a lot of time on the team’s fourth line, meaning exposure to minutes and stronger supporting talent was often limited.
With a new team and a chance to really thrive as one of the top playmakers, Desnoyers hasn’t taken long to make his presence felt. Flyers fans should keep a keen eye on the 18-year-old this season.
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