VOORHEES, N.J. — Flyers development camp was in full swing Tuesday.
Let's get into five observations from Day 1 of the five-day camp:
1. That's cold
Morgan Frost, one of the organization's top prospects, picked on a practice player in net during an afternoon shooting drill. Frost buried three shots top shelf all in a row. He then chatted with the goalie afterward in a friendly manner.
The 20-year-old center rotated to the next station and delivered another clinic. There's a reason he recorded back-to-back 100-point seasons to finish off his junior hockey career. He puts the puck where he wants it to go.
Morgan Frost definitely puts the puck wherever he wants. pic.twitter.com/Z59GZMueLk— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) June 25, 2019
Frost's speed and skill will be tested at the pro level. How quickly his game translates will be interesting to watch.
"I don't think I really need people that are telling me I can't do it at the next level to motivate me," Frost said. "It's motivating enough for yourself to try to be the best player you can be."
2. Mr. Playoffs Jr.
Seeing the name Briere on the back of a Flyers jersey is commonplace in the Delaware Valley.
Flyers fans are getting the chance to see it again on the ice.
Carson Briere, the son of beloved former Flyer Danny Briere, is a development camp invite.
Pretty cool. pic.twitter.com/VJ6lK7frbe— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) June 25, 2019
His father was on hand Tuesday and signed a few autographs early in the morning as he entered the practice facility.
Danny Briere signing a few autographs at Flyers Skate Zone. His son, Carson, is a development camp invite. pic.twitter.com/L3nBrdJ4Y8— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) June 25, 2019
Briere caught up with assistant general manager Brent Flahr and took in much of the action, even watching the defensemen while his son was on the opposite ice with the forwards.
Carson, a 5-foot-9, 181-pound forward, had himself a heck of a season with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL, a Tier II junior league. The Arizona State commit scored 44 goals and 89 points in 59 regular-season games.
3. 'Gritty's a beauty'
Philly is going to like Cam York.
The 2019 No. 14 overall pick has a smoothness to him, on and off the ice.
The 18-year-old defenseman also has bushy red hair. Some folks in the Twittersphere have likened him to Gritty.
"I saw a few things where they were comparing me to him," York said with a smile. "It's all good. Gritty's a beauty, so I take it as a compliment."
This kid gets it.
4. Yo, Yegor!
A defenseman to keep an eye on throughout the 2019-20 season — even training camp, actually — is Yegor Zamula.
He's really tall and long. His story and potential feel Philippe Myers-esque (see story).
His skating is impressive for a guy his size. He'll obviously have to get much stronger, but he's only 19 and the upside is evident.
Yegor Zamula, pretty fluid. pic.twitter.com/IwN5RIZGb9— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) June 25, 2019
5. Joel ready to roll
One-and-done Joel Farabee will be pushing for the Flyers' roster during training camp after a standout freshman season at Boston University and signing his entry-level contract in March.
Everyone is now facing the challenge of impressing a mostly new coaching staff and general manager Chuck Fletcher, who will be entering his first full season with the Flyers.
Farabee, a slender goal-scoring winger, is ready to embrace that challenge.
"I think it bodes well for me," Farabee said. "I can play a lot of different styles, a lot of different roles on a team, so I think that helps me. I'm really excited to meet the new coaching staff. I think all of those guys have had really successful careers so far, so it'll be interesting to talk to them and get feedback from them."
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