Flyers Draft: Cam York at 14th overall

The Flyers originally owned the 11th pick. They moved down to 14, swapping with Arizona and getting the 45th overall pick as well.

Then, with pick 14, the Flyers drafted defender Cam York.

 

Cam York
Defense
Born Jan 5 2001  -- Anaheim Hills, CA 
Height 5.11 -- Weight 175 -- Shoots L


Selected by Philadelphia Flyers round 1 #14 overall 2019 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2017-18  U.S. National Under-17 Te   USHL   20    0    7    7    6  --  --  --  --  --
2017-18  U.S. National Under-17 Te   Exhib  18    5   13   18    6
2017-18  U.S. National Under-18 Te   USHL   13    3    4    7    6  --  --  --  --  --
2017-18  U.S. National Under-18 Te   Exhib   8    0    6    6    0
2018-19  U.S. National Under-18 Te   Exhib  35    7   25   32    4
2018-19  U.S. National Under-18 Te   USHL   28    7   26   33   12  --  --  --  --  --
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Via hockeyDB

 

 

York, on paper, projects with similar size and skating ability to Shayne Gostisbehere. He’s committed to the University of Michigan and how he develops there will show how he projects out further.

York is at least 3-4 years away from the NHL, so while he potentially projects like Ghost, he would not be replacing Ghost until the end of Ghost’s current contract.

The Flyers, who as a team, are loaded on defense with prospects like Mark Friedman, Adam Ginning and Phil Myers, still need that one solid goal scorer. It’s very possible they missed out on Cole Caufield with this pick.

However, York is a pick that keeps the pipeline stocked. He’s not a threat to any player right now on the roster, so he becomes a restock for the next generation or one great trade chip to put the Flyers over the top come February 2020.

He’s not pick I would have personally made, that would have been Cole Caufield, however the last two times I wanted a forward over a defender in the first round were 2014 (Kapanen over Sanheim) and 2015 (Rantanen over Provorov) and both Sanheim and Provorov are quite solid NHL players. So, in that regard, I’ve been wrong before.

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