Recapping the Flyers’ draft and Poll: How would you grade their draft?

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The Flyers entered Sunday with six picks in the 2013 Draft, and there was plenty of speculation as to some potential trades. Braydon Coburn was heavily linked to Edmonton, and at several times throughout the draft, it appeared as if the trade may happen. It never did, however.

When push came to shove the Flyers didn’t end up making any trades, and they quite simply made each of their six selections.

Round 1 – 11th overall - Flyers select Samuel Morin (D)

Morin is a towering 6’6” 210 lb defenseman from Rimouski of the QMJHL. He was a fast riser up the Central Scouting Rankings and finished as the 23rd ranked North American skater.

Some may argue Morin was a slight reach in the first round as he doesn’t have much of an offensive upside.

For our full profile on Morin, click the link above.

Round 2 – 41st overall - Flyers select Robert Hägg (D)

Hagg is a 6’2” 201lb defenseman that started last season as a member of the U16 for Modo then he ended up on the ModoJ20 team in the Super Elite League.

CSS had Hagg rated as their 8th best International Skater. Our Jared Abbot had Hagg as his 30th ranked player and Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus had Hagg as his 21st overall prospect.

Pronman stated: “Hagg is a really gifted defenseman who progressed as the season went on, going from the junior league to playing in the SEL although his performance was up and down throughout the campaign”

For our full profile on Hagg, click the link above.

Round 3 – 72nd overall - Flyers select Tyrell Goulbourne (LW)

Goulbourne is a winger in the Zac Rinaldo mold. Last season with Kelowna, the 5’11” 195 lb Goulbourne tallied 27 points in 64 games while managing 135 penalty minutes. has him at 19 fights just last season.

Goulbourne was rated the 151st North American skater by CSS.

For our full profile on Goulbourne, click the link above.

Round 5 – 132nd overall - Flyers select Terrance Amorosa (D)

In the 5th round, with the 132nd overall pick, the Philadelphia Flyers selected a high school defenseman from New Hampshire, Terrance Amorosa.

There seems to be little to no information about Amorosa. According to the Flyers he is a 6’1” 185 lb defenseman.

He was unranked by CSS.

For our full (I use that term very loosely) profile on Amorosa, click the link above.

Round 6 – 162nd overall - Flyers select Merrick Madsen (G)

In the 6th round of the 2013 NHL draft, the Flyers took goaltender Merrick Madsen from Proctor Academy in New Hampshire.

The 6’4” 177lb goaltender was rated the 26th North American goaltender by Central Scouting Services.

For our full profile on Madsen, click the link above.

Round 7 – 192nd overall - Flyers select David Drake (D)

Drake is a 6’3” 170lb defenseman from the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. According to hockeyDB he had 1 goal in 12 games in 2013-2013.

He was not ranked among CSS’ top 210 North American skates.

For our full (again…loosely) profile on Drake, click the link above.



How do you grade the Flyers' draft in 2013?

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  • Leonard A. Hodges III

    I am not too fond of the Samuel Morin selection. He could have been taken later and the flyers could have added a couple more picks in what was considered a deep draft. I probably would not have minded it if Zadorov and Pulock were not still on the board. Pulock is gonna be a PP qb for years to come . I have seen highlights of Samuel Morin so I am a little more optomistic about him at this point but like i said Pulock is a right handed shot with a cannon, something that the flyers really need and he was the best player available in my opinion. Kimmo will most likeley retire and then streit will be he PP qb but then who qb the second pp unit? Maybe the flyers are high on Alt, and Lamarche who are both right shots from the point but you gave up a sure fire future PP QB in Pulock for another big bruiser without much offensive upside from what scouts say. You never know though. Maybe if Pronger works with him enough he could develop enough of an offensive game that will defend him being selected 11th overall . We will see in a couple of years.

  • wheineman

    I am not upset at the draft, because we honestly won’t know how we did for another 5 years when these guys are hitting their stride. But I feel that we left a lot on the table at the #11 slot. If Morin was our guy before this whole thing started, why didn’t we at least cook up a deal to trade away our #11 for an early second round + something?

    Grabbing Hagg and Goulbourne in the slots we did I consider a deal.

    And after the third round, I really have no opinion because the likelihood of those guys ever skating in Orange is low.

    Overall I give it a B-. Poor #1. Decent #2/3. Got a goalie! I am also happy to see that 4 players are defense men.