Forget about Cherry Hill's Bobby Ryan. (Forget about Millville too — sorry, Mike Trout.)
Another South Jersey star athlete has his eyes on playing for a Philadelphia franchise someday.
Yes, we're talking about Carneys Point, New Jersey's very own, Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames.
On a radio hit Friday with 94WIP's "Morning Show," Gaudreau expressed his interest in one day putting on the orange and black.
“It would be sweet to play [in Philadelphia] someday,” Gaudreau said. “You never know in sports, but it’s a lot of support back here in South Jersey and the Philly area.
“I’ve got a ton of family here, all my friends. All my friends come back here, all my good friends and kids that I’ve played with my whole life are from South Jersey.”
The problem is, "Johnny Hockey" has five years left on his six-year, $40.5 million contract extension he signed with Calgary signed before last season.
In the final year of his contract, 2021-22, Gaudreau has a modified no-trade clause … and yep, the Flyers are reportedly on that list too.
Gaudreau, who turns 24 on Aug. 13, scored 18 goals and 61 points in 72 games last season with the Flames. The 5-foot-9, 157-pound Gaudreau has 73 goals and 204 points in 232 career games in Calgary.
The former Hobey Baker Award winner will be turning 29 when he's able to reach unrestricted free agency.
Could he be what Jeff Carter was to the Kings in 2012 to the Flyers in 2022?
Only time will tell.
H/t to Sportsnet.