While the weekend felt rather subdued to Ron Hextall (see story), the Flyers still made some history of their own at the 2018 NHL draft.
The Flyers entered with nine picks and ended up making eight — none of which were used on a Canadian player, a first in the organization's history.
Over the two-day draft, which wrapped up Saturday, the Flyers selected five American players and three Swedish players.
Let's recap the Flyers' work in Dallas:
Analysis: A legitimate two-way winger with a big shot and scoring mentality.
Quotable: "He's got speed. He's got skill. He can score. He's a good player and he has size in his family, so I still think there's a chance he can grow." - Hextall
Analysis: Some may view it as a reach, but the Flyers love O'Brien's makeup and ability.
Quotable: "He just has the traits of a hockey player. Just his timing of passes, when to shoot, when to pass. He's a really smart hockey player. He's competitive. He's strong. He's got a little agitator in him." - Hextall
Analysis: A stay-at-home defenseman with toughness and size.
Quotable: "We like his size. We like his upside. He’s a big guy and he moves pretty well for a big guy. He’s got solid puck skills and he has the range we need for a solid defensive defenseman." - Hextall
Analysis: A right-handed shot blueliner the Flyers wanted.
Quotable: "Good size, moves well. Kind of one of those steady-Eddie types of guys, solid with the puck. He was a good fit for our group." - Hextall
Analysis: Another righty blueliner that saw his draft stock shoot up in the second half of his junior season.
Quotable: "I like to describe myself as a two-way defenseman, one that can move pucks up and likes to join the play." - Wylie
Analysis: The Flyers were not going to chase a goalie but liked the ceiling here.
Quotable: "We think there’s some upside there that hasn’t been tapped yet. We got him a lot later. Had we needed a goalie, we would have taken him a lot earlier." - Hextall
Analysis: A teammate of Farabee with bottom-six potential.
Quotable: "The NTDP itself is a hard-grooming place to play as a player, but it’s a great spot to develop." - Hain
Analysis: An Oskar Lindblom-type prospect? Westfalt has some traits to like.
Quotable: "I like the mix that we got — three D, four forwards, a goalie. I like the mix, I like the fits. We got some good players. We got some skill up front. We got some guys in the back that complement our group with some size, some steady guys." - Hextall