Flyers Make Trade, Take D York in the First Round

Philadelphia still has eight picks remaining in this year’s entry draft

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft began on Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia, and saw the Philadelphia Flyers trade the 11th overall pick to the Arizona Coyotes in order to obtain both the 14th and 45th picks in this year’s draft.  Philadelphia selected defenseman Cam York, from the United States National Development Team, with the 14th pick in the first round.

York, an 18-year-old out of Anaheim, California, finished his 2018-19 season with 14 goals and 51 assists for a total of 65 points in 63 contests.  The five-foot-11-inch, puck-moving defenseman has committed to the University of Michigan for the 2019-20 season and was one of nine members of the USNDT that was selected in the first round of this year’s entry draft.

The flyers will have eight remaining picks for rounds two through seven on Saturday afternoon.  Remaining coverage of the draft can be found on NHL Network starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

For the full NHL Draft order click HERE.

Philadelphia’s Picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

First Round

14th Overall — Cam York

Second Round

45th Overall (from Arizona)

Third Round

65th Overall (from New Jersey via Edmonton)

72nd Overall

Fourth Round

103rd Overall

Sixth Round

165th Overall

169th Overall (from Arizona)

Seventh Round

196th Overall

201st Overall (from Montreal)

2019 Draft Notes

  • The Flyers now own nine picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, and have eight remaining for rounds two through seven on Saturday
  • Players born between January 1, 1999, and September 15, 2001, will be eligible for drafting this year.
  • Philadelphia traded the 11th overall selection in this year’s draft to obtain the 14th and 45th picks in the same draft from the Arizona Coyotes.  With the 14th selection the Flyers took defenseman Cam York.
  • The Flyers first pick of the third-round (65th overall) was acquired in a trade that sent prospect Cooper Marody to Edmonton on March 21, 2018. This pick was originally acquired by the Oilers from the New Jerseys Devils when they traded Patrick Maroon for J.D. Dudek and the pick on February 26, 2018.
  • Philadelphia’s second pick in the sixth round (169th overall) was acquired from the Arizona Coyotes along with Jacob Graves in a trade for forward Jordan Weal on January 11, 2019.
  • The Flyers 201st overall pick comes from a trade on June 23, 2018, that swapped the Flyers 2018 seventh-round pick (190th overall) for the Montreal Canadiens 2019 seventh rounder.

2018 Flyers Draft Picks

First Round

14th Overall — Joel Farabee

19th Overall — Jay O’Brien

Second Round

50th Overall — Adam Ginning

Fourth Round

112th Overall — John St. Ivany

Fifth Round

127th Overall — Wyatte Wylie

143rd Overall — Samuel Ersson

Sixth Round

174th Overall — Gavin Hain

Seventh Round

205th Overall — Markus Westfalt

The NHL Draft follows the exciting announcement of the Philadelphia Flyers Rookie Game at PPL Center to be played on September 11, 2019.  This will be the fifth season in which the Phantoms and PPL Center have hosted the Orange and Black in downtown Allentown and the first time the arena will play host to the Flyers Rookie Game.  The contest could potentially feature new and notable names like Morgan Frost, Joel Farabee and Isaac Ratcliffe as well as some familiar names like Philippe Myers, Carsen Twarynski and Connor Bunnaman.

Tickets for the 2019 Rookie Game are on sale now and are just $5 for current Phantoms season ticket holders while members of the general public can purchase their tickets for $10 each.  To secure your seats for the upcoming rookie contest later this summer, click HERE.

Season tickets offering a wide range of benefits as well as 21-Game and 13-Game plans are available by calling the Phantoms at 610-224-GOAL (4625).

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