DALLAS – The Flyers selected three centers, three defensemen, a left winger, and a goalie during the two-day NHL draft that ended Saturday in Dallas.
For the first time in franchise history, they did not draft a Canadian.
"I know. I'm hearing it at my table," said general manager Ron Hextall, smiling, after choosing five Americans and three Swedes. "U.S. hockey is growing, and in terms of Canada, the Western League this year was really weak. That's kind of where I take my pride from because that's where I'm from. … Next year looks like a good year for the West. These are some of the cycles that go on."
Here is a look at the Flyers' eight selections: