Assistant general manager Brent Flahr said the Flyers wanted to replenish their organizational depth on defense throughout the 2019 NHL draft.
They continued doing so in the fourth round Saturday by drafting Mason Millman from the OHL's Saginaw Spirit.
Millman, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder from Canada, put up 25 points (three goals, 22 assists) and a plus-22 rating in 66 regular-season games. The 17-year-old had a nice postseason with five points and a plus-12 mark in 13 games.
Millman was the 125th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting.
"His hockey IQ is off the charts," Saginaw head coach Chris Lazary said to MLive.com's Hugh Bernreuter. "When you watch film with the team, he's understanding it. He's the first one on the ice. Combine that with his ability to make plays … he will be a pro at some point."
Three of the Flyers' first four picks in the draft were used on defensemen: Cam York (14th), Ronald Attard (72nd) and Millman (see Flyers' draft recap).
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