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One of the least touted players in the Flyers system, Terrance Amarosa has an outside shot of making a difference on the blueline in a few years.
The 20 year old defender just finished his first year at Clarkson University of the ECAC in the NCAA. He’s likely going to back to school for at least 2, if not 3, more years to continue to develop.
Having had 5 points in 18 games by itself isn’t that impressive, however he does have the build of an NHL defender. He’s not too big and can skate fast enough to keep up with the faster game of the modern NHL. As he grows an develops in the NCAA, he’ll get a shot to move up and take on bigger minutes. Hopefully by the time he finishes school, he can step in as a bottom pair option for the Flyers for a couple years.
Right now, in terms of his projection, he projects for 6 points in 82 games, but as he has plenty of time to develop, this will likely change for the better over time.
Most likely, Amarosa becomes the next Brandon Manning, he’s the first callup for injuries, maybe sits a few games as a healthy scratch, and racks up frequent bus rides between the AHL Phantoms and the Flyers. And, for a late round pick, there’s nothing wrong with that. Having that role taken care of on a waiver exempt ELC would more than pay for itself in the cap space the Flyers would have for other positions and players who would need extensions.