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NHL Draft Live: Will the Flyers make a sensational trade? How will they use the remaining choices?

UPDATE [2:40 p.m.] – The Flyers took winger Alexis Gendron with the 220th overall pick and their final for the 2022 NHL Draft.

Gendron, a 5’10 forward in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, scored 30 goals in 66 games for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada during the 2021-22 season, but finished one skater short. -21.

With that, the Flyers 2022 draft should be complete.

UPDATE [2:15 p.m.] – With the first of their two seventh-round picks, the Flyers beat Finnish winger Santeri Sulku to 197th overall.

The 6’4″ forward is a southpaw who had 13 goals and 19 assists (32 points) in 35 games with the Jokerit 20-U team last season.

UPDATE [1:45 p.m.] — Defenseman Hunter McDonald joins the Flyers in the 6th round at 165th overall.

The 6’4″ defenseman is a southpaw with a clear height advantage but had just 14 USHL points in 54 games between the Omaha Lancers and Chicago Steel last season.

The 20-year-old is signed to Northeastern University for the 2022-23 season.

UPDATE [1:10 p.m.] — The Flyers’ fifth-round pick (133rd overall) was used to pick up Minnesota forward Alex Bump.

The 18-year-old left-winger scored 48 goals and 83 points in 31 games with Prior Lake High School and had 17 points in 27 games with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL last season.

Bump is attached to the University of Vermont.

UPDATE [11:45 a.m.] – The Flyers selected right-winger Devin Kaplan with the 69th overall pick. Round three is another big winger and was expected to go somewhere early in the round.

He’s 6’2″, 200 pounds and hails from New Jersey. He’s a tough player who isn’t afraid to do the dirty work. He has 38 points in 53 games with the US National U18 team Development Program.

Here are some highlights:

UPDATE [11:20 a.m.]: — The second day of the NHL Draft begins with a decision that will not please fans.

The Flyers reportedly traded with Carolina for controversial defenseman Tony DeAngelo and signed him for a two-year extension to $5 million per. The Hurricanes will receive several draft picks in return over the next few years.

DeAngelo, an offensive-minded D-man from South Jersey, had a 51-point season in his lone season with the Hurricanes, but why he arrived in Carolina in the first place is the biggest cause for concern. .

He has a long list of character issues, dating back to juniors when he was suspended twice by the OHL for verbal abuse of an official and teammate, all the way to the NHL, where he was eventually ousted. of the New York Rangers after multiple incidents, sparked by the repeated use of social media to express their support for Donald Trump and downplay the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and tested by an altercation with the goalkeeper of goal Alexander Georgiev after an overtime loss to Pittsburgh in early 2021.

The Flyers took a big swing in the first round by selecting Cutter Gauthier, a big forward with raw potential who says he’ll play a season at Boston College before turning pro.

Philadelphia has five picks to make on Day 2 as they try to stockpile potential assets and coins for a future they hope will be competitive sooner rather than later.

Here are the Flyers’ six picks:

Round Globally Take
1 5 C, Cutter Gauthier
3 69 RW, Devin Kaplan
4 101 Transferred to CAR
5 133 LW, Alex Bump
6 165 D, Hunter McDonald
seven 197 LW, Santeri Sulku
seven 220 (via CAR) RW, Alexis Gendron

*2nd. pick (36 overall) and an additional 7th pick traded to Arizona with Shayne Gostisbehere

Also is there a card exchange on day 2?

The Flyers haven’t done much to cause a stir yet, with free agency not expected to begin for a few days, but there’s some buzz about a potential Johnny Gaudreau blockbuster depending on how you take literally the comments made on air during the Round 1 broadcast on Thursday night:

How the Flyers could afford the homegrown star – and how they could entice him to come to a rebuilding club are other questions entirely, and ones we already explored earlier this summer. But you never know. The first round was crazy and, if nothing else, the Flyers will be in the news for the next few hours.

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