NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHTM) – The Philadelphia Flyers had 10 draft picks entering the 2023 NHL Draft on Wednesday night, two of which were in the first round.
Their highest draft pick was 7th overall, followed by 22nd overall from the Ivan Provorov trade.
Philadelphia Flyers 2023 NHL Draft Pick Tracker
- Round 1, Pick 7 – Matvei Michkov, Right Wing
- Round 1, Pick 22 (from Kings) – Oliver Bonk, defenseman from London Knights (OHL)
- Round 2: Pick 51 (from Chicago) – Carson Bjarnson, goalie from Brandon (WHL)
- Round 3: Pick 87 (from Rangers) – Egor Zavragin, goalie from Russia
- Round 3: Pick 95 (from Panthers) – Denver Barkey, center, from London Knights (OHL)
- Round 4: Pick 103 -Cole Knuble, center, Fargo Force (USHL)
- Round 4: Pick 120 – Alex Ciernix, LW, Sweden, Södertälje SK (Allsvenskan)
- Round 5: Pick 135 – Carter Sotheran, D, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
- Round 6: Pick 172 – Ryan MacPherson, C, Penticton Vees (BCHL)
- Round 7: Pick 199 – Matteo Mann, D, Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
The Flyers finished 31-38 overall in the 2022-23 season, finishing seventh in the Metropolitan Division and missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Free agency begins July 1 and new General Manager Danny Briere is focusing on rebuilding the team.
The Flyers are in a fire sale ahead of the 2023-24 season, trying to find something that will work for the team. The June transactions included acquiring Helge Grans, goalie Calvin Peterson and defenseman Sean Walker for Provorov and Hayden Hodgson. On June 24, the organization extended defenseman Louie Belpedio’s contract for two years.