Travis Sanheim ranked as top 50 NHL prospect

Updated: June 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm by Sean Cobourn

Hockey’s Future recently released their top 50 NHL prospects for spring 2015, with Flyers 2014 1st round draft pick Travis Sanheim coming in at #48.

Not making the Canadian World Junior team did not seem to affect Travis Sanheim’s confidence or overall game. The 6’3”, 181-pound defender had a strong season in Calgary, recording 15 goals and 50 assists in 67 regular season games. He kept up that level of play in the postseason, recording 18 points in 17 games to carry the Hitmen into the third round of the WHL playoffs. A former ninth round selection in the WHL Bantam Draft, Sanheim has progressed immensely in the past few years, rounding out his impressive offensive instincts with adept defensive zone coverage. He is not the strongest player on the ice, physically speaking, but he continues to bulk up.

No other Flyers prospects made the cut and #48 seems a little low for a player who dominated the Western Hockey League this year, Sanheim having led the WHL in points among defensemen and averaging over a point per game in the postseason.

 

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