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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.

RoundAcquired
1Flyers pick
1From the Florida Panthers
(Claude Giroux trade in March 2022)
2*From the Columbus Blue Jackets
(Ivan Provorov trade in June 2023)
2Compensatory pick for losing the rights to Jay O’Brien
3Flyers 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 pick
7Flyers 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.

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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.


  • Sam Dickinson

    Defenseman, London Knights (OHL)

    Keith Jones respects the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League as much as any junior program in the world.

    His friend and former teammate Dale Hunter runs the organization to prepare players for the NHL and other professional opportunities.

    The Flyers drafted Oliver Bonk and Denver Barkey out of London in 2023.

    Could Sam Dickinson follow in the footsteps of his two former teammates? Sam Dickinson #3 of Team Red stick checks Tij Iginla #17 of Team White during the third period of the 2024 Kubota CHL Top Prospects Game at Avenir Centre on January 24, 2024 in Moncton, Canada.

  • Cole Eiserman

    Left Winger, US National Development Team Program (USHL)

    Eiserman became the latest top prospect with a big year offensively for the US National Team Development Program.

    The Flyers have selected Joel Farabee, Cam York, and Cutter Gauthier with first-round picks out of the USNTDP in recent drafts.

    All three went directly to NCAA hockey in their first seasons after getting drafted. Eiserman will attend Boston University next season.

  • Jett Luchanko

    Center, Guelph Storm (OHL)

    Craig Button of TSN mocked Jett Luchanko to the Flyers in the 12th-overall spot. The 17-year-old averaged over a point per game in the OHL last season. His performance helped him rise through draft boards despite beginning the season with less of a reputation.

    The Flyers will search for players who can reach the high ceiling of a top-line forward. They could take a chance on Luchanko if he’s available.

    Jett Luchanko #7 of Team White stick handles the puck against team Red during the third period of the 2024 Kubota CHL Top Prospects Game at Avenir Centre on January 24, 2024 in Moncton, Canada.

  • Berkly Catton

    Center, Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

    Catton broke out offensively at the junior level right before reaching draft eligibility. He scored 116 points in 2023-24 in the Western Hockey League, among the top junior leagues in Canada.

    The Flyers would love to see the high-scoring center slip to the 12th-overall spot. However, most mock drafts have him off the board in the top 10. am Dickinson #3 of Team Red stick checks Berkly Catton #27 of Team White during the third period of the 2024 Kubota CHL Top Prospects Game at Avenir Centre on January 24, 2024 in Moncton, Canada.

  • Cayden Lindstrom

    Center, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

    Injuries limited Lindstrom to only 32 WHL games in 2023-24. However, scouts know the Canadian Hockey League (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) better than any other talent pool that produces top NHL Draft prospects.

    The limited sample size might not factor in as much into the evaluation as it might for an international prospect with less scouting information.

    The 6-foot-4 forward might play center or wing in the NHL. If he’s available when the Flyers pick, they’ll unquestionably gush at his size and potential.

  • Tij Iginla

    Left Winger, Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

    The Calgary Flames hold the ninth-overall pick. Would they pass on the son of Jarome Iginla, arguably the best player in their franchise history?

    If he somehow slips past the Flames, the Flyers will consider Tij Iginla. The industry consensus ranks him in the top half of the first round.

      Jarome Iginla, Calgary FlamesJarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
  • Beckett Sennecke

    Right Winger, Oshawa Generals (OHL)

    The Athletic mocked Beckett Sennecke to the Flyers in the 12th-overall spot. They described him as a “highly skilled winger with size and smooth skating.”

    Although a right winger doesn’t fill an organizational void, Briere and Flahr should not pass on the best player available because of a perceived surplus at a position.

    The future of some of Philadelphia’s right wingers is anything but certain. Sennecke still has time before he’ll be an NHL contributor. Things change quickly. 

    The Flyers also had success drafting Scott Laughton out of Oshawa in 2012.

    Andrew Basha #34 of Team Red tries to handle the puck with Beckett Sennecke #45 of Team White in the slot during the first period of the 2024 Kubota CHL Top Prospects Game at Avenir Centre on January 24, 2024 in Moncton, Canada.

  • Konsta Helenius

    Center, Jokerit (Liiga, Finland)

    The Hockey Writers called Helenius “one of the most well-rounded prospects available in 2024.”

    The 5-foot-11 center played in 2023-24 in Liiga in Finland, one of the best professional leagues in the world.

    The Flyers likely won’t prioritize NHL-ready prospects as a draft strategy. Helenius might also come off the board before they make their pick.

  • EJ Emery

    Defenseman, US National Team Development Program

    The Flyers own two first-round picks that will fall at least 19 picks apart. The opportunity allows them to consider players projected in different ranges of the draft.

    EJ Emery could be a target with the pick landed in the Claude Giroux trade in March 2022.

    The Flyers could also receive an early second-round pick from Columbus, and it’s realistic to land Emery if he slips a few extra sports.

  • Cole Beaudoin

    Center, Barrie Colts (OHL)

    Corey Pronman projected Cole Beaudoin as a third-line NHL center. He also comes from the heavily-scouted OHL, which doesn’t produce as many surprises as other sources of draft prospects.

    Although the Flyers will more likely search for a player with a higher ceiling in the 12th-overall spot, Beaudoin could be a target with Philadelphia’s second selection in the first round.

    Cole Beaudoin #29 of Team Red shoots the puck during the warm ups of the 2024 Kubota CHL Top Prospects Game at Avenir Centre on January 24, 2024 in Moncton, Canada.

  • Carter Yakemchuk

    Defenseman, Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 

    Players slip down draft boards every year. The 2024 NHL Draft doesn’t have the typical level of consensus as past drafts.

    Carter Yakemchuk will most likely come off the board before the Flyers pick. However, if the opportunity presents itself, Danny Briere should pounce on arguably the best defenseman available in the draft.

    Conner Bedard #98 of the Regina Pats takes a shot on Brayden Peters #35 of the Calgary Hitmen and Carter Yakemchuk #26 of the Calgary Hitmen at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 01, 2023 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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