All you need to know about Flyers training camp roster & schedule

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Hockey season is finally here! The Philadelphia Flyers have announced all the details concerning this year’s training camp ahead of the upcoming season. Here is all you need to know!

The format

The Flyers will open a six-day training camp this Monday down at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. 41 players will be working out during this time. The team will practice in two groups throughout the six-day camp, with a final inter-squad scrimmage taking place at the Wells Fargo Center on the final day.

The roster

Goalies (5)

Brian Elliott, Carter Hart, Alex Lyon, Felix Sandstrom, Roddy Ross.

All the names you know and love are here and ready for action. Hart and Elliott are obviously the duo to keep an eye on, but that doesn’t mean Lyon, Sandstrom, and Ross won’t have reasons to draw attention.

Roddy Ross is probably the biggest surprise here. He takes the place of Kirill Ustimenko who will be out 4-5 months after undergoing surgery on a torn labrum. Ross was a sixth-round pick in 2019 and spent last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds. He posted a .908 save percentage and went 20-21-7 in 49 starts.

Defense (14)

Chris Bigras, Justin Braun, Mark Friedman, Shayne Gostisbehere, Erik Gustafsson, Robert Hagg, Philippe Myers, Derrick Pouliot, Nate Prosser, Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, Tyler Wotherspoon, Wyatte Wylie, Egor Zamula.

Wonderkid Egor Zamula makes the cut again going into Training Camp after doing the same ahead of the playoff bubble. This could be another huge opportunity for the 20-year-old who continues to earn nothing but strong praise.

Chris Bigras is best known as a member of the Phantoms and could well be a taxi-squad candidate this season. The 25-year-old has 5 years of AHL experience and posted 16 points across 39 games in his first season for Lehigh Valley last year.

Tyler Wotherspoon could be another name to watch in that regard after joining the Flyers following his release from the Blues. He had a stable run in the AHL with San Antonio and his experience could be leaned on in a pinch.

Forwards (22)

Wade Allison (RW), Andy Andreoff (C/LW), Nicolas Aube-Kubel (RW), Connor Bunnaman (C), Sean Couturier (C), Joel Farabee (LW), Tyson Foerster (RW), Morgan Frost (C), Claude Giroux (C), Kevin Hayes (C), Travis Konecny (RW), Tanner Laczynski (C), Scott Laughton (C), Oskar Lindblom (LW), Samuel Morin (LW), Nolan Patrick (C), Michael Raffl (LW), Linus Sandin (RW), Carsen Twarynski (LW), James van Riemsdyk (LW), Jakub Voracek (RW), Zayde Wisdom (LW).

The big-name here is obviously Nolan Patrick. After a few offseason scrimmages, Patrick has reunited with his teammates and appears as though he’s ready to take the next step on the road back to playing regular hockey. Training Camp is the exact kind of experience that will benefit the former second-overall pick.

Joining Nolan Patrick on the Ice will be none other than Oskar Lindblom, whose inspirational battle with Ewings Sarcoma touched the hearts of hockey fans across the globe. The young Swedish forward will be looking to pick up exactly where he left off in 2019.

Joel Farabee has reportedly changed his number to #86? So that’s a thing?

First-round Pick Tyson Foerster will be competing this week which will be huge for his development. Foerster spent his time in the OHL with the Barrie Colts where he was predominantly used as a center. He tallied a whopping 80 total points (36 goals, and dished 44 assists) across 62 games. If this doesn’t highlight just how lethal he’s going to be in front of the net with some more development, I don’t know what will. We could see glimpses of that this week!

This camp could also be big for 24-year-old Linus Sandin, who has recently spent time on lone with Swedish club HV71. He scored 10 points in 20 appearances during his brief return.

In conclusion, Flyers fans

Get your notebooks at the ready, it’s time to start making observations on your favorite Flyers!

Photo Credit: Alex Mcintyre