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11 Feb 2019

NHL 19: Philadelphia Flyers Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

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Claude Giroux, Center, 89 OVR

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Shayne Gostisbehere, Defenseman, 86 OVR

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Brian Elliott, Goaltender, 82 OVR

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NHL 19 Philadelphia Flyers Roster

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Carter Hart, Goaltender, 70 OVR

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NHL 19 Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

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Having smashed their way into the Metropolitan Division’s playoff places last season, the roster of top young talents infused with superstar veterans was expected to take the next step towards becoming a full-time playoff contender again. But, the frailties in their net which were masked by unstoppable scoring sessions have been exposed this season. Bar their goaltending corps, this team is well-equipped and is a great team to play as in NHL 19, given their strengths now and the grand potential of their youngsters.

Claude Giroux, Center, 89 OVR

Age: 30Role: PlaymakerHeight: 180cmWeight: 84kgShoots: RightBest Stats: 94 Passing, Puck Control. 93 Deking, Hand-Eye, Offensive Awareness

Claude Giroux further proved his world-class credentials last season, clocking in a massive 34 goals and 102 points. In NHL 19, his puck skills of 93 or greater coupled with his 91 speed stats make him an almighty player to have on your team. This season, he’s been leading the Flyers again, scoring 52 points through 48 games and will continue to be their most valuable player over the next few years. 

Shayne Gostisbehere, Defenseman, 86 OVR

Age: 25Role: Offensive DefensemanHeight: 180cmWeight: 82kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 94 Deking. 92 Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness 

Still only 25-years-old, Shayne Gostisbehere has already established himself as one of the most dangerous defensemen to have on the blueline in an offensive situation. Last season, he notched 13 goals and 65 points but has seen a drop in his production this season. He’s still firing a huge volume of shots, but far fewer are resulting in points. With 94 deking, 92 passing, 92 puck control, 89 stick checking, 91 across the speed stats, and four-and-a-half stars for shooting, he’s a very user-friendly weapon to have on the team.

Brian Elliott, Goaltender, 82 OVR

Age: 33Role: HybridHeight: 188cmWeight: 95kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 87 Angles, Stick Low, Aggressiveness, Agility, Speed, Vision 

It once looked like Brian Elliott was going to step out of a tandem at the St. Louis Blues and take a starting role for himself. But, three seasons on, Elliott’s performances haven’t warranted a bigger role, with his long-term injury this season contributing to the Flyers’ unraveling. For Philadelphia, it’s all about waiting for top prospect Carter Hart to establish himself in the NHL crease.

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Philadelphia Flyers’ first lines start. With the exception of Elliott in net, there are few starting line-ups in NHL 19 which are as dangerous and fun to play with than that of the Flyers. There’s simply too much playmaking ability for it not to produce goals in most games.

NHL 19 Philadelphia Flyers Roster

Claude Giroux (89) – Sean Couturier (87) – Travis Konecny (82)Ivan Provorov (84) – Sean Gostisbehere (86)Brian Elliott (82)

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Best Stats
Jakub Voracek88Right Wing Playmaker188cm29Left93 Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power
Sean Couturier87Two-Way Center191cm25Left92 Defensive Awareness. 90 Passing, Stick Checking, Offensive Awareness
Wayne Simmonds86Right Wing Power Forward188m30Right90 Poise, Aggressiveness. 89 Strength, Slap Shot Power
Ivan Provorov84Two-Way Defenseman185cm21Left88 Passing, Puck Control, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Acceleration, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
James Van Riemsdyk84Left Wing Sniper191cm29Left90 Slap Shot Power. 89 Deking, Hand-Eye, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Power
Travis Konecny82Two-Way Center178cm21Right88 Deking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Nolan Patrick80Power Forward Center188cm19Right87 Balance, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Scott Laughton79Two-Way Left Wing185cm24Left87 Balance, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength
Michael Raffl79Two-Way Left Wing183cm29Left87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Radko Gudas78Defensive Defenseman183cm28Right93 Aggressiveness. 90 Body Checking. 88 Strength, Balance
Travis Sanheim78Two-Way Defenseman191cm22Left86 Slap Shot Power. 86 Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Strength, Balance, Speed
Christian Folin78Two-Way Defenseman191cm27Right87 Slap Shot Power. 85 Shot Blocking, Balance, Endurance, Durability, Strength, Wrist Shot Power
Dale Weise77Right Wing Grinder188cm30Right90 Aggressiveness. 88 Body Checking, Strength, Balance
Robert Hagg77Defensive Defenseman188cm23Left87 Balance, Body Checking, Strength
Andrew MacDonald77Two-Way Defenseman185cm32Left87 Discipline. 85 Shot Blocking, Acceleration, Endurance, Speed, Strength
Jordan Weal*77Playmaker Center178cm26Right95 Durability. 90 Discipline. 88 Acceleration, Speed, Agility
Taylor Leier*76Two-Way Left Wing178cm24Left87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Oskar Lindblom76Two-Way Left Wing185cm22Left90 Discipline. 87 Slap Shot Power. 86 Strength, Balance, Wrist Shot Power
Jori Lehtera76Two-Way Center188cm30Left85 Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Slap Shot Power
Michal Neuvirth81Hybrid Goaltender185cm30Left88 Speed. 87 Agility, Recover

*Taylor Leier traded to the Buffalo Sabres on January 17.*Jordan Weal traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on January 11.

Carter Hart, Goaltender, 70 OVR

Age: 20Role: HybridHeight: 188cmWeight: 82kgShoots: LeftPotential: Elite med

The Philadelphia Flyers have been happy to get on with a tandem of average NHL goaltenders because they know the immense potential that Carter Hart possesses. The team has, however, been forced into playing Hart in the NHL this season, having gone through five other goalies beforehand. With six wins, a 2.66 goals against average, and .918 save percentage through 12 games as a 20-year-old, Hart is well on his way to developing into a top goaltender.

Over the last four seasons, the Philadelphia Flyers have infused many of their top prospects into their NHL lines, with the likes of Travis Konecny, Shayne Gostibehere, Ivan Provorov, Nolan Patrick, Travis Sanheim, Oskar Lindblom, and Robert Hagg breaking through. But it doesn’t stop there for Philly as more are on the way, with Adam Ginning, Morgan Frost, and German Rubstov all boasting great potential.

NHL 19 Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Potential
Marcus Westfalt54Two-Way Center191cm18LeftAHL Top 6 med
Adam Ginning55Two-Way Defenseman191cm18LeftTop 4 med
Wyatte Wylie56Defensive Defenseman183cm18Right7th D
Morgan Frost66Playmaker Center180cm19LeftTop 6 med
Isaac Ratcliffe64Power Forward Center196cm19LeftTop 9 med
Matthew Strome62Left Wing Power Forward191cm19LeftBottom 6 med
Maksim Sushko60Right Wing Sniper183cm19RightTop 9 low
Olle Lycksell57Two-Way Right Wing180cm19LeftAHL Top 6 med
Carsen Twarynski61Left Wing Grinder185cm20LeftBottom 6 med
Connor Bunnaman60Two-Way Center188cm20LeftBottom 6 med
Pascal Laberge65Two-Way Center185cm20RightTop 9 low
German Rubtsov67Two-Way Center185cm20LeftTop 6 med
David Kase69Left Wing Playmaker175cm21LeftTop 9 med
Mikhail Vorobyev71Two-Way Center191cm21LeftTop 9 med
Samuel Ersson57Hybrid Goaltender188cm18LeftAHL Starter med