Hockey is officially back. Today, the 2022 Philadelphia Flyers Rookie Camp began. A fresh era of hockey starts off the heels of one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
A year ago, Morgan Frost and Wade Allison were among the highlights at the start of the 2021 Flyers Rookie Camp. At the end of rookie camp, Tyson Foerster and Egor Zamula earned attention.
Foerster and Zamula participated today and met with the media. Ahead of the 2022 Flyers Rookie Camp, they maintain their limelight. Both are top prospects to monitor throughout this camp.
“Hopefully, I can be with the Flyers. That’s my goal.”Tyson Foerster; 9/15/2022
Who else made an impression? Here’s what took place on the first day of the 2022 Flyers Rookie Camp:
Egor Zamula and Ronnie Attard
Could these two become a formidable pair in the future? Absolutely. They’ll eventually make up the top pair against the New York Rangers rookies when the teams clash at the PPL Center.
Zamula bulked up. He already has a tall frame, standing at 6’3″. When he addressed the media, Zamula said he put on twelve pounds this summer, making him 192lbs now. During his ten-game stint with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2021-2022, his biggest takeaway was the parity in strength at the NHL level:
“I need to put [on] some muscle to be better one-on-one, in front [of] the net, and play stronger every shift. I’m waiting for the new season.”Egor Zamula; 9/15/2022
Attard also featured in the Flyers lineup last season. He had a taste of the NHL, playing well in fifteen games. His raw potential received praise from Kjell Samuelsson during the 2022 Flyers Development Camp. Ian Laperriere will play Attard on Saturday against the Rangers rookies.
“I learned a lot the last fifteen games. I just took it one day at a time and tried to learn as much as I could every day. I think just having that month of experience really helped me prepare this summer.”Ronnie Attard; 9/15/2022
Foerster is having himself an off-season. He struck gold with Team Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Juniors, and he’s off to a good start on the first day of the 2022 Philadelphia Flyers Rookie Camp. Easily put, he’s as advertised.
His shooting is like poetry in motion. The puck leaves his stick, and the water bottle pops off the mesh.
“I feel great. I feel real healthy for the first time in a long time.”Tyson Foerster; 9/15/2022
During the 2022 IIHF World Juniors, Foerster found his groove. His scoring pace exceeded a comparable stint last season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Aside from his scoring, Foerster has more to offer. He’ll play on the same line with Noah Cates and Jackson Cates in the rookie games versus the Rangers.
“I feel like I’m a big player. I need to use the body a lot more, and that’s what I’m going to start doing.”Tyson Foerster; 9/15/2022
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