The Flyers’ recent first-round draft picks are making headlines. First, 2019 first-round pick, Cam York, made news by signing a three-year entry-level contract. Afterward, 2020 first-round selection Tyson Foerster said “hold my beer!”
As we wait to see when York makes his professional debut with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Foerster was leading the Phantoms to victory over the Hershey Bears, 4-1. Foerster had a four-point night, scoring two goals and adding two assists. The win gave Phantoms head coach, Scott Gordon, his 400th AHL career win. The Phantoms currently sit in first place in AHL’s north division with 22 games remaining in the season.
Foerster’s First Year as a Pro
Lighting it up in the Flyers’ organization
Foerster’s first season in professional hockey did not start off as he would have hoped. Foerster suffered a fractured shin in his professional debut. The injury occurred on February 6th and held him out of the lineup until March 3. Foerster returned to the Phantoms lineup and struggled in his first five games, only registering one assist. He has since found his way having scored eight points in his last six games. Foerster has a total of nine points, four goals, and five assists in eleven games.
The scouting report on Foerster from Elite Prospects reads that he is most comfortable shooting from the left side faceoff circle. Foerster scored both of his goals from that area. He has an accurate shot with a quick release.
If Foerster continues to have success, will we see him up in the NHL at some point?
I doubt this season he would crack the lineup– unless the Flyers continue to slide. If that is the case, we could possibly see Foerster, Zayde Wisdom, or York in the orange and black this season. However, I don’t feel that is something the Flyers rarely do. Foerster and the Phantoms host The Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins Saturday, April 3rd at 7:30.
Back to the Big Club
The Flyers travel to Long Island to take on The Islanders Saturday at 7 pm. It was announced that Carter Hart will return to the line-up and start in net. Oskar Lindblom and Nolan Patrick will also return to the line-up as the Flyers look to right the ship.
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