Flyers’ Foerster named to inaugural AHL Top Prospects Team

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Flyers' Tyson Foerster
TARRYTOWN, NY – SEPTEMBER 18: Philadelphia Flyers Forward Tyson Foerster (52) in action during the New York Rangers Development Camp Rookie Game between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers on September 18, 2021 at the MSG Training Facility in Tarrytown, NY (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire)

Tyson Foerster made the inaugural AHL Top Prospects Team earlier today. In 2022-2023, he was named to the AHL All-Star Team while competing with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and made his NHL debut with the Philadelphia Flyers.

In addition to his ventures with the Phantoms and Flyers, Foerster won gold for Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Foerster exploded onto the scene with the Phantoms. In 66 games, he totaled 48 points (20G, 28A) to lead the team in scoring. During the Calder Cup Playoffs, he added another three points (2G, 1A) in as many games. Ultimately, the Charlotte Checkers eliminated the Phantoms in the first round, 2-1.

At the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic, Foerster represented Lehigh Valley with Ronnie Attard, who filled in for Cam York. Foerster grasped every opportunity presented to him throughout 2022-2023.

Earning a recall with the Flyers, Foerster nailed the first impression. He played eight games in Philadelphia, tallying seven points (3G, 4A) with a +2 rating. He commanded pace at the NHL level, showing he is ready to take on a full-time role.

One of the more exciting prospects in the Flyers system, Foerster is a favorite to make the 2023-2024 opening night roster. He is one of the solutions to the rebuild, and at 21 years old, expect Foerster to play a critical role in the lineup as the pieces fall into place.

The focus was on developing prospects. Throughout the year, players like Cam York, Noah Cates, Morgan Frost, and Owen Tippett proved their worth under John Tortorella. In a limited role, Foerster did the same:

“I think he’s handled himself really well. He still hasn’t even filled in, he’s just a tall drink of water, he’s just trying to fill into his body. He’s going to get stronger.”

John Tortorella; 3/17/2023

Prospects developed last season, providing hope for the rebuild. As the 2023 NHL Entry Draft approaches later this month, Daniel Briere will add talent to an already growing prospect pool. Rebuilding takes time, but the players decide how long it will take, putting the hard work toward transforming into a pro.

(Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire)