The Flyers have announced the signing of Bobby Brink, to an entry-level contract. Brink, 20, was drafted #34th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers. He joins Noah Cates and Ronnie Attard in signing an ELC this season after the completion of their respective NCAA season.
Brink had a stellar junior year at the University of Denver. He led the nation in scoring with 57 points (14G, 43A) in 41 games. He was also a +27 on the ice. The 5’9″, 163lbs right-winger had his best season with Denver this year by a country mile on the way to winning the NCAA National Championship.
The Flyers traded their 45th and 65th overall picks in the 2019 draft to the Nashville Predators in order to select Brink with the 34th. Brink was projected to go late in the first round but ended up being snatched up by the Flyers in the early second round.
Brink has represented the USA at the World Junior Championship in both 2020 and 2021. He helped the USA win the gold medal in 2021 alongside current Flyers defenseman, Cam York.
Brink posted 6 points (2G, 4A) in 7 games on the way to a gold medal.
Even though Brink is 5’9”, he doesn’t play like he is. He’s aggressive and likes to get in front of the net, he can pull off some sweet moves, dish out passes to his teammates, and can absolutely rip the puck into the back of the net.
A player that is similar to Brink is Cam Atkinson. Both of them aren’t the biggest, but they have an array of skills in their game and they’re also not afraid to get a bit chippy.
Brink is one of the highest-rated prospects in the entire Flyers’ system. He has the potential to become an important top-6 forward in the future.
He will surely be an exciting player to watch once he’s wearing the Orange & Black.
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