The Flyers stress that development camp is not for evaluation.
However, in a way it was when it came to undrafted prospect Ivan Kosorenkov.
The Russian winger has earned a rookie training camp invite, according to Flyers general manager Ron Hextall on Tuesday, after opening eyes over the six-day development camp earlier this month. Kosorenkov's agent, Paul Theofanous, confirmed to CSNPhilly.com that the 19-year-old will attend.
The 6-foot, 181-pound Kosorenkov went unselected in the seven-round entry draft last month, despite an impressive junior season with the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL. Kosorenkov put up 34 goals and 29 assists for 63 points and a plus-11 rating over 68 regular-season games.
He attended development camp as an invitee and impressed with his quick hands and skates during 1-on-1 drills and the 3-on-3 competition.
"Certainly a kid who could have got drafted but didn't," Hextall said two weeks ago. "There's a lot of bubble guys. There were a few guys in the seventh round we would have liked to pick.
"I wish the draft was 10 rounds, 12 rounds, personally."
The Flyers have done a strong job in their homework on undrafted players, such as defenseman Phil Myers, who at 20 years old will be fighting for a roster spot this fall (see story).
Rookie camp is in September and leads into in the Flyers' full training camp. Dates have yet to be announced for either of the two.