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The Flyers wanted a right-handed defenseman and got one in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL draft Saturday.

With the 112th overall pick of the draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the Flyers selected John St. Ivany.

"Right shot," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said last week. "It's a big fill."

Playing for the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede last season, St. Ivany scored 36 points (six goals, 30 assists) in 54 regular-season games. The Manhattan Beach, California, native is 6-foot-2, 198 pounds and turns 19 years old in July.

St. Ivany marks another college player for the Flyers as he's headed to Yale in 2018-19, where current goalie prospect Alex Lyon went for three years. On Day 1 of the draft, the Flyers took Joel Farabee (No. 14) and Jay O'Brien (No. 19), whom are going to Boston University and Providence College, respectively, in 2018-19.

Two rounds prior to grabbing St. Ivany, the Flyers drafted big defenseman Adam Ginning to kick off their Day 2 work (see story).

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