Philadelphia Flyers Roster

Player Name Position Age Height Weight (lbs) Nation Take
Claude Giroux Center/RW 29 5ft 11in 180 Claude Giroux is the heart and soul of the Philadelphia Flyers. After enjoying a breakout performance during the Flyers’ run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2010, Giroux was eventually named captain in 2013. He’s a skilled forward with a great shot and has been one of the team’s top two scorers in each of the past seven seasons.
Sean Couturier Center 24 6ft 3in 211 Sean Couturier was drafted by the Flyers with the 8th overall selection in 2011, a pick they acquired after trading franchise star Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since then Couturier has played seven seasons with the Flyers, evolving into one of the league’s best two-way forwards. Known for his defensive acumen, Couturier has become a key cog in Philadelphia’s future success.
Nolan Patrick Center 19 6ft 2in 198 At the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, the Flyers moved all the way up from No. 13 to No. 2 and ultimately used the pick to select highly-touted forward Nolan Patrick. A big, skilled, two-way centre, Patrick was a prolific scorer in the WHL and jumped immediately to the NHL in his post-draft season.
Jori Lehtera Center 29 6ft 2in 209 Acquired in a trade from the St. Louis Blues for Brayden Schenn, Jori Lehtera gives the Flyers another talented, creative playmaker down the middle. The native of Finland is strong with the puck, has a strong shot and excellent vision, and is also reliable in the faceoff circle.
Valtteri Filppula Center/LW 33 6ft 0in 196 Acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2017 trade deadline, Valtteri Filppula brings a veteran presence to this young Flyers team. Filppula won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings back in 2008 and has played on multiple teams who have gone on deep playoff runs in his career. He’s a good two-way forward with an excellent understanding of the game.
Scott Laughton Center 23 6ft 1in 176 Known for his gritty, versatile play, Scott Laughton was Philadelphia’s first round pick back in 2012. He hasn’t developed an offensive game in the NHL yet, but plays strong positionally and defensively as a checking forward. Laughton has also been lauded for his leadership abilities, as he was named Team Canada’s captain at the 2014 World Junior championship.
Travis Konecny Center/RW 20 5ft 10in 176 Philadelphia’s first round pick in 2015, Travis Konecny possesses dynamic skating ability and an excellent shot. When you combine his skillset with his passionate, hard-nosed play style and willingness to grind in the offensive zone, you get an excellent scoring forward that isn’t easy to play against.
Jordan Weal Center/RW 25 5ft 10in 179 Once considered a throw-in by the Los Angeles Kings in the Vincent Lecavalier trade in 2016, Jordan Weal played his way into a two-year contract with the Flyers after a strong finish to the 2016-17 season. Weal can play center or wing and has a very good playmaking ability and vision on the ice. he works hard, doesn’t take a shift off, and plays with a lot of intensity.
Jakub Voracek Right/Left wing 28 6ft 2in 214 Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Jeff Carter trade back in 2011, Jakub Voracek has emerged into one of the league’s best offensive weapons. Since joining the Flyers, Voracek has developed excellent chemistry with Claude Giroux and has finished as one of Philadelphia’s top point scorers in each of his five seasons with the team.
Wayne Simmonds Right wing 29 6ft 2in 183 Since being acquired by the Flyers in a deal that sent captain Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings, Wayne Simmonds has evolved into a fan favourite in Philadelphia. He’s a strong and skilled winger that can score, hit, and fight, and never takes a shift off. He’s managed to score at least 20 goals in every full season since joining the Flyers in 2011-12.
Dale Weise Right wing 29 6ft 2in 205 Dale Weise was signed as a free agent in 2016 to give the Flyers’ forward group some grit. Weise is a checking forward that plays with a crash and bang style, giving maximum effort to compensate for his lack of natural ability.
Michael Raffl Left wing 28 6ft 0in 194 A legend in Austrian hockey, Michael Raffl was signed as a free agent by the Flyers in 2013 after multiple good seasons in Europe. At the NHL level, Raffl is a solid two-way player who can chip in a little bit offensively and doesn’t shy away from physical contact.
Matt Read Right/Left wing 31 5ft 10in 185 Matt Read broke into the league as a 25-year-old with a surprise 24-goal season back in 2011-12 with the Flyers. Since then, his offensive production has tailed off, but he remains a gritty, effective, and versatile forward. Read’s gritty play couple with his smallish frame has led to injury issues and wear and tear over his NHL career.
Taylor Leier Left wing 23 5ft 10in 176 After being drafted by the Flyers in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, Taylor Leier spent two seasons in the AHL before finally cracking Philadelphia’s opening roster in 2017-18. He doesn’t boast the typical size for an NHL winger, but uses a combination of speed and skill to be an effective two-way forward.
Shayne Gostisbehere Defence 24 5ft 11in 181 Shayne Gostisbehere has quickly evolved into one of the NHL’s best young puck moving defencemen. He owns outstanding puck ability, both in terms of handling and passing, he skates well, and can quarterback a power play. What he lacks in terms of size or defensive acumen, Gostisbehere makes up with excellent offensive ability from the backend.
Ivan Provorov Defence 20 6ft 1in 201 Selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 by the Flyers, Ivan Provorov had an incredibly impressive rookie season, leading Philadelphia in ice time. Provorov grew up in Russia but played two seasons in the WHL before turning pro in North America. His calling card is as an all-around defenceman who can create offence with smooth skating, smart passing, and a quick, accurate shot, but he isn’t a slouch on the defensive side of the puck.
Andrew MacDonald Defence 31 6ft 1in 190 Acquired by the Flyers in a trade deadline deal with the rival New York islanders back in 2013, Andrew MacDonald has become a minute-muncher on Philadelphia’s blueline. He’s a strong skater and decent puck mover, but MacDonald doesn’t excel in any part of the game specifically and has been labelled as somewhat of a liability.
Brandon Manning Defence 27 6ft 1in 194 Brandon Manning was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the WHL in 2011 and has evolved into a solid defensive defenceman for the Flyers. He’s known for his physicality and mean streak, but can also move the puck effectively.
Radko Gudas Defence 27 5ft 11in 205 Acquired in a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning involving Braydon Coburn, Radko Gudas is one of the league’s most feared hitters. He isn’t much of a puck mover, but Gudas can make life very difficult in the offensive zone for opposing players with his physicality. He also an excellent open-ice hitter with a booming point shot.
Travis Sanheim Defence 21 6ft 4in 201 Drafted with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Travis Sanheim is a core piece of Philadelphia’s young blueline moving forward. Sanheim’s calling card is his puck moving and offensive ability, but his large frame and skillset suggest he can eventually evolve into a very solid two-way defender.
Robert Hagg Defence 22 6ft 2in 205 The Flyers selected Robert Hagg in the second round of the 2013 draft and after taking a couple years to transition from the European game to the North American game, Hagg has taken the step into the NHL. He’s a two-way defender who plays responsibly, but can also produce offence with his excellent vision and puck moving ability.
Michal Neuvirth Goaltender 29 6ft 1in 209 Signed as a free agent by the Flyers back in 2015, Michal Neuvirth has shown flashes of brilliance in Philadelphia’s net. While he hasn’t yet shown the consistency of a starting goalie, he’s played very well for stretches, using his fast reflexes and excellent butterfly positioning to his advantage.
Brian Elliott Goaltender 32 6ft 2in 209 Signed as a free agent in 2017, Brian Elliott has been around the league for nearly a decade now. He’s played with the Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, and Calgary Flames, and put up excellent numbers in St. Louis.

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