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Nolan Patrick makes Flyers’ opening night roster

2017 NHL Draft - Round One

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Nolan Patrick is interviewed after being selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Philadelphia Flyers have made it official: Nolan Patrick has made the opening night roster.

The Flyers added that defenseman Robert Hagg, Philadelphia’s second-round pick in 2013, also made the club.

Nolan turned 19 years old just a couple of weeks ago, three months after getting selected second overall in the NHL Draft.

Of course, the Flyers have made it a point of saying that their prized prospect would not be rushed into the NHL if he wasn’t ready, following a difficult time with injuries for more than a year while playing in junior.

Patrick no doubt endeared himself to Flyers fans with a preseason fight against David Krejci a few days ago.

The Flyers open the 2017-18 regular season on the road versus the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. That’s the beginning of a four-game road trip, which includes three games in four nights versus the California teams, the Sharks, Kings, and Ducks.

That should be an interesting welcome to the NHL.