2010 NHL Entry Draft: Grading the Philadelphia Flyers

June 29th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers made a total of six selections in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, all of which were taken in the third round and beyond.

As is the case with many player that go in the later rounds, there really isn’t a ton of information on such players, but with the help of the internet and draft reports, we can reasonably make a grade for each player and the Flyers overall draft results.

Looking at the Flyers overall depth in the system it was easy to deduce that the Flyers were in need of some forward depth and, to a lesser extent in need of defense.

With that in mind, it was no surprise to learn that the Flyers selected a total of five forwards and one defenseman at the draft.

First up, the Flyers selected Michael Chaput with the 89th overall pick—a 6’2”, 194 pound centre who scored 28 goals and added 27 assists for 55 points in 50 games as a member of the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior League.

Ritter’s Rundown:

The QMJHL is widely looked upon as an easy league to post points, so I wouldn’t get too excited about Chaput’s better than point-a-game average. Chaput ranked 54th o ...

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