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Flyers Have Five Picks In First 103 Selections To Jump-Start Rebuild

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The Flyers have 10 picks heading into the June 28-29 draft in Nashville.

Their real jackpot is the second first-rounder they picked up in the Ivan Provorov trade. The last time the Flyers had two first-round picks was 2018, when they chose Joel Farabee at 14 and Jay O’Brien at 19.

So far, Farabee has worked out. He scored 15 goals and 24 assists after a slow start recovering from neck surgery. The Flyers chose not to sign O’Brien in April after he completed his junior season at Boston University.

The Flyers will have five picks in the first 103, six picks in the first 120. There is potential to land some needed talent on both ends of the ice.

The Flyers haven’t had this many early picks since 2016, when they had five picks in the first 82. German Rubtsov went at 22 that year, followed by Pascal Laberge (36), Carter Hart (48), Wade Allison (52) and Carsen Twarynski (82).

Only Hart and Allison remain with the Flyers.

Here are the Flyers’ 2023 draft picks.

Round 1:

No. 7

No. 22. Acquired from Kings via Blue Jackets in Ivan Provorov trade.

Round 3:

No. 87. Acquired from Rangers in Justin Braun trade.

No. 95. Acquired from Panthers in Claude Giroux trade.

Round 4

No. 103

No. 120. Acquired in Derick Brassard trade

Round 5

No. 135

Round 6

No. 167

No. 172. Acquired in Patrick Brown trade.

Round 7

No. 199

How this draft turns out should say plenty about the Flyers’ future and also should provide insight into new general manager Daniel Briere’s thinking.

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Flyers, In Case You Missed It:

Speaking of the draft, if the Flyers want to take a defenseman at No. 7, David Reinbacher might be their guy.

Oliver Moore would bring speed and a two-way game to Flyers and he might be available at No. 7.

ESPN doesn’t think much of the Flyers going into next season.

Some Flyers fans are feeling OK about the offseason, so far.

Around The National Hockey Network:

Boston Hockey Now: Bruins coach Jim Montgomery admits he misread his team’s body language as they collapse against Panthers in first round.

Buffalo Hockey Now: Could the Sabres move up in the draft? They have the 13th pick and two seconds and a third to bargain with.

Chicago Hockey Now: Taking a look at general manager Kyle Davidson’s first draft in 2022.

Colorado Hockey Now: Devils forward Yegor Sharangovich is the classic Avalanche trade target.

Detroit Hockey Now: Red Wings defense prospect William Wallinder is the 2022-23 European Hockey Club’s Young Player of the Year. It’s the third consecutive year the award has going to a Red Wings prospect.

Florida Hockey Now: Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad will miss start of next season due to injuries.

Montreal Hockey Now: The Canadiens will maintain a strong waiver-wire priority through the offseason.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Coach Mike Sullivan figures to have significant say in the personnel decisions president of hockey operations and interim GM Kyle Dubas will make for the Penguins this summer.

San Jose Hockey Now: Ten teams that might want to trade for defenseman Erik Karlsson.

Vegas Hockey Now: Stanley Cup champion Golden Knights getting no love from oddsmakers for next season.

Washington Hockey Now: The Hershey Bears, a former Flyers’ affiliate, is one game away from winning the Calder Cup.

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