Are you planning on attending one of the on-ice sessions this weekend?
Here’s a good way to sound smart with your friends as you either sit in the bleachers or jostle for position along the glass with hundreds of fans in the orange and black:
The jersey numbers to know:
54 – Oskar Lindblom: 2014 5th round pick, 47 points in 52 games for Brynas IF
62 – Nicolas Aube-Kubel: 2014 2nd round pick, 18 points in 71 games with the Phantoms
63 – German Rubtsov: 2016 1st round pick, 22 points in 16 games for Chicoutimi
68 – Morgan Frost: 2017 1st round pick, the guy drafted via the Brayden Schenn trade
74 – Mike Vecchione: signed with Flyers in 2016, 63 points in 38 games at Union
76 – Isaac Ratcliff, 2017 2nd round pick, 54 points in 67 games with Guelph
80 – Wade Allison: 2016 2nd round pick, 29 points in 36 games with Western Michigan
57 – Travis Sanheim: 2014 1st round pick, 37 points in 76 games with the Phantoms
61- Phil Myers: signed as free agent in 2015, 35 points in 34 games for Rouyn-Noranda
79 – Carter Hart: 2016 2nd round pick, 32-11-2 with Everett
83 – Felix Sandstrom: 2015 3rd round pick, 14-7 with Brynas IF
5 Things to Know
— There are 40 prospects participating at the camp. Among that group, there are two who have real shots of making the Flyers roster and another two who will certainly have a shot. Mike Vecchione and Oskar Lindblom are the pair with the highest odds of making the roster out of camp while Travis Sanheim and Phil Myers will do all they can to earn one of the open spots on the blue line. Keep an eye on all four guys.
— Last season, Vecchione was a camp invite who later signed a contract with the team. That being said, the Flyers extended invites to seven players. Out of that list, Ivan Kosorenkov (No. 89) is the most appealing. He registered 63 points in 68 games with Victoriaville in the QMJHL.
— The youngest player in camp will be 17-year-old Olie Lycksell. He was taken in the sixth round of last month’s draft. He turns 18 in August.
— Cooper Marody (No. 52) is an interesting story. He was ruled academically ineligible at Michigan after a bout with mono that reportedly set him back in school. As a result, he did not attend last year’s development camp. In 18 games last season, he netted 15 points on five goals and 10 assists.
— Sticking with a Michigan theme, Brendan Warren (No. 55) is another interesting player. He was acquired in the Nick Cousins trade from Arizona. He had 10 points in 35 games — an underwhelming season — so he certainly will be expecting a bounce back campaign.