5 Flyers Prospects Expected To Make Team In 2023-24

The Philadelphia Flyers are expected to go into a rebuild that will start with what they can do this offseason. They are planning on moving a number of their top players, so it'll open up space for many of their younger players who have hardly got opportunities yet or only get their shot when there's injuries.

There should be spots opening up at all three positions, forward, defense, and goalie, so these five players will have a good opportunity to impress in training camp and make the team: Tyson Foerster, Egor Zamula, Bobby Brink, Ronnie Attard, and Ivan Fedotov.

Before getting into where these prospects can fit into the lineup, I'll list the players expected to hit free agency or be traded so there's a more clear picture of what roles need to be filled. At forward, Kevin Hayes, Travis Konecny, and James van Riemsdyk should be moving one. On defense, some or all of Ivan Provorov, Tony DeAngelo, Ryan Ellis, and Justin Braun should be gone, and Carter Hart will be discussed as one of the team's most valuable trade pieces as his contract doesn't align with the timeline to rebuild.

Foerster got his opportunity at the end of the season to see some NHL action and he didn't disappoint. The former 2020 first round pick scored three goals and seven points in eight games and played a significant amount. The team should be losing some scoring, so he will have a shot at a top-nine role and to continue to provide that. Brink started this season on the injured reserve, so he didn't get a chance to show what he could do at the start of the season. Without bad luck, he should get the opportunity for 2023-24.

Attard and Zamula have both got some games at the NHL level in their young careers. Attard did so right out of the NCAA last season and got two games in this season while Zamula has increasingly got a few more games each season for the Flyers over the past three seasons. There will be a couple spots as Nick Seeler is a seventh defenseman at best.

Fedotov was expected to be in the mix as the backup goalie for the Flyers this season before he was forced to serve one season in Russia. This gave Felix Sandstrom the inside track to the backup role. As the one season has been served for Fedotov, he should be headed overseas to Philadelphia and either compete for the backup role or even as the starter if Hart is dealt. We will see just how effective the Flyers are at moving their top players this offseason and how many prospects will get their shot.

Photo credit: © Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports