The Flyers have been blessed with a bounty of great prospects over the years, but not many people could have foreseen the emergence of the Flyers’ 27th overall pick, Morgan Frost.
There were a lot of questions raised after the Flyers passed on Finnish sniper Eeli Tolvanen in favor of Frost but after the fantastic season the 18-year-old native had, many will agree that the pick was a great one. After trading away Brayden Schenn, there were mixed feelings within the fanbase, but it’s safe to say the Flyers got a good haul by landing the second best scorer in the OHL in addition to a first-round pick at the upcoming draft.
At the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Frost was considered a very smart two-way player with a great skating ability. Over the course of the campaign, Frost tallied a whopping 112 points, 40 goals (Tied 3rd) and 70 assists (Tied first), he was also phenomenal in his own end, garnering a plus-70 rating.
If those statistics weren’t enough, Frost was also deadly at 5 on 5 and was often the principal source of offense, tallying 45 primary assists and 87 primary points, good for first in the OHL in both respective categories.
At the end of the season, the OHL Coaches Poll takes place in order to showcase the talent around the league, Frost was voted smartest player, best playmaker and finished second in the best stick-handler voting. Yes, he’s going to be a stud, he is the first Flyers prospect to hit 112 points since The Captain, Claude Giroux, did it with the Gatineau Olympiques back in 2006-07.
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Now we continue to wait. Frost still has a lot of bulking up to do, but much like Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov, if Frost has a strong camp and proves he can play with the big boys, we should be seeing him in a Flyers uniform much sooner than anticipated.
Even if he spends another year in a junior, he will have his shot at the World Juniors and will just continue to dominate, the Flyers do not need to rush him in if they feel like he isn’t ready.