Philadelphia Flyers Claim Young Forward From Vancouver Canucks

The Philadelphia Flyers have claimed forward Zack MacEwen off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks waived him after signing Alex Chiasson to a one-year deal. 

This is the second young forward who the Canucks have lost through waivers before the start of the regular season. Earlier this October, Jonah Gadjovich was claimed by the San Jose Sharks and has the chance be a mainstay in the team's bottom-six. MacEwen could very well earn himself a similar role with the Flyers, too. 

MacEwen is coming off of a down year, though. In 34 games, he had just one goal and one assist. Yet, during the following season with the NHL squad, he scored five goals and had an assist in just 17 games. Therefore, the potential to be a solid depth scorer is there. 

MacEwen also seems to fit the identity of the Flyers, as he plays a very tenacious player who never shies way from the physical side of the game. His 44 penalty minutes in 34 games last season shows this. 

Nonetheless, Zack now has been given a new chance. Don't be surprised to see him take full advantage of it. 

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