11 NHL Draft Targets For The Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers currently own 10 picks in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. Danny Briere will make his first selection at the Las Vegas Sphere in the 12th-overall spot. The Flyers also own the first-round pick of the Florida Panthers. The first round will take place on Friday, June 28 at 7pm EST. Rounds 2-7 will take place on Saturday, June 29 beginning at 11:30am EST. RoundAcquired1Flyers pick1From the Florida Panthers(Claude Giroux trade in March 2022)2*From the Columbus Blue Jackets(Ivan Provorov trade in June 2022)2Compensatory pick for losing the rights to Jay O'Brien3Flyers pick 5From the Vegas Golden Knights(three-team trade with Calgary Flames for Noah Hanifin in March 2024)5From the Los Angeles Kings(Zack MacEwen trade in March 2023)6From the St. Louis Blues (Kevin Hayes trade in June 2023)6Flyers pick7Flyers pick* could defer to 2025 Flyers at the 2024 NHL Draft The Flyers have sold at four consecutive trade deadlines. They’ve stockpiled an impressive arsenal of picks to restock the prospect cupboard and provide ammo for trades. One of the 10 picks, a second-round pick acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets, could be used either in 2024 or 2025. It will not be determined until after the draft begins. The Flyers also currently own two picks in each of the first two rounds in 2025. Danny Briere and assistant general manager Brent Flahr will easily identify needs up and down a flawed roster during the rebuild. However, most players in the NHL Draft are 18 or about to turn 18 before the upcoming season. Most of them stay in junior hockey, play at the NCAA level, or play professionally overseas in the seasons immediately following the draft. Organizational needs can change quickly, and selecting the “best player available” provides the best long-term strategy. 2024 NHL Entry Draft The unrelenting passion of Philadelphia sports fans sometimes creates conversation about the local teams moving up in their respective drafts to land a crown jewel of the first round. Trades in the top half of the first round aren’t nearly as common in the NHL Draft as they are in other sports, however. Deals throughout draft weekend are much likelier to include current NHL players. Front office executives have the opportunity to negotiate with important league personnel all in one place. Related Content: Reevaluating The Flyers Rebuild After The 2023-24 Season Briere, Flahr, and the Philadelphia Flyers front office will also consider the priority of the rebuild to find the high-end skill players who can skate at the top of the lineup for a Stanley Cup contender. They’ve passed on the opportunity to bottom out with sights on higher draft lottery odds, so they might consider taking chances of less certain players with higher ceilings and lower basements if they’re picking 12th.