2024 Flyers Development Camp: Observations from Wednesday’s practices including a rookie standout


The second on-ice day commenced for the Flyers on Wednesday afternoon at their Traning Center in Vorhees. Like the building itself that is under renovation, the Philadelphia coaching staff is in the middle of preparing the foundations of this team for years to come. Despite only having a limited amount of time at the rink during the mid-week session, here are some more observations from another day at camp.

Jack Berglund showcases defensive prowess

Swedish Center Jack Berglund was snapped up by Philadelphia in the second round of the 2024 NHL Draft. The son of NHL skater Christian Berglund, Jack brinks a solid two-way game and already has games under his belt against older competition in the top Swedish Leagues. 

Joakin Grundberg, the European scouting director for the Flyers, provided the following assessment of Berglund: “Big centerman with really good hockey sense. We like the worth ethic, the character of the players. And we also think he has a good skill set, his ability to make plays. Plays both ways. Good defensively.”

Berglund does not lack the work ethic in what I’ve seen during training exercises over the first two on-ice days in Voorhees. I will be keeping my eyes on Berglund’s #47 during Saturday’s 5-on-5 exhibition between Team Briere and Team Jones at Flyers Traning Center in New Jersey. The 6pm ET scrimmage is free and open to the public. 

Alex Bump Continues To Impress at Flyers Development Camp

A 2022 5th-rounder for the Philadephia Flyers, Alex Bump (#90) has been noticeable through both on-ice camp days this week. Bump currently plays at the same school that current Flyers President Keith Jones attended, Western Michigan University. Between 1988-1992, Jones scored 163 points over 123 NCAA games before turning pro in 1992 when he joined the NHL in his first season of a decade-long career in the NHL.  

In his rookie NCAA season, the 20-year-old left winger Alex Bump followed a similar trajectory posting 36 points in 38 games for Western Michigan. With plenty of remaining NCAA eligibility, there is no rush for the winger to apply his craft professionally yet. As a 2022 draft pick, this will likely be Bump’s last development camp for the Philadelphia Flyers, however, he will still have the opportunity to impress at future training camps. 

According to long-time Flyers NHL.com writer Bill Meltzer, Bump was also impressive at the 2023 Flyers Development Camp before that first full season with the Mustangs. 

Cara Morey’s Smooth Skating Helps Prospects Improve

On the day that the Seattle Kraken hired Jessica Campbell as the first female assistant coach in the NHL, let’s through some love to Cara Morey for her work during the first few days at the 2024 Flyers Development Camp. Morey, the head coach of Princeton’s Women’s hockey team, skates alongside Patrick Sharp and Nick Schultz instructing prospects and invitees in the ways of the New Era of Orange.  She has been just as impressive as the prospects with a smooth skating stride and smart defensive skills …while not really even trying! 


Prior to her transition into coaching, Cara Morey was a gold medalist for Canada at the 2000 Nations Cup. For the Brown Bears Women’s hockey team, Morey claimed the 1999 Ivy League Rookie of the Year. She played two seasons in the original NWHL before a snowmobiling accident ended her playing career. 

In her 6th season at the helm of the Princeton, Morey has guided the Tigers to an 88-58-16 record. Last season was rough in the conference (6-10-6), however, Princeton still finished above .500 with a 14-12-6 overall mark