Sunday, June 28, 2015

Flyers round out draft with additional selections

Even when it seemed obvious that depth on the front lines was needed within the Flyers organization, Ron Hextall and his brain trust elected to continue to shore up the back end during Day 2 of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday.

The following are the remaining selections from rounds 3-7.

 
FELIX SANDSTROM (Goaltender)
DRAFTED: 3rd Round (70th overall)
TEAM: Brynas, Jr. - Sweden
BORN: Gavle, Sweden
VITALS: 6’2”, 191-pounds

* Sandstrom is ranked third among all European goaltenders on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.

* He recorded a 2.63 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 14 appearances for his junior team and also appeared in two games in the Swedish SuperElit pro league for Brynas, posting a 1.09 GAA and .963 save percentage in 55 minutes of action.

* Has international experience having played for Sweden in the World Junior Under-18 Championships and 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament.

MATEJ TOMEK (Goaltender)
DRAFTED: 3rd Round (90th overall)
TEAM: Topeka - NAHL
BORN: Bratislava, Slovakia
VITALS: 6’2”, 180-pounds

* Tomek won seven of his first eight outings with the RoadRunners in 2014-15 – a stretch that included four of his six shutouts – en route to a 24-7-2 record in 33 games and North American Hockey League Goaltender of the Year honors. He was among the League leaders in goals-against average (2nd: 1.83), shutouts (t-2nd: 6), save percentage (5th: .928) and wins (t-5th: 24) as a 17-year-old.

* He represented Slovakia at the 2014 Under-18 World Junior Championship, backstopping the club to its only victory with 23 saves in a 4-1 win over Germany.

* At 16 years old, Tomek played among men and was the youngest goaltender in Slovakia’s second division in 2013-14, finishing with a 2.39 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in 14 games. He also spent time with HK Poprad’s under-18 and under-20 teams in Slovakia’s junior leagues.

* Tomek has committed to the University of North Dakota for the fall of 2015.

 SAMUEL DOVE-McFALLS (Center/Left Wing)
DRAFTED: 4th Round (98th overall)
TEAM: Saint John - QMJHL
BORN: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
VITALS: 6’2”, 207-pounds

* Recorded 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 66 games for Saint John in his second season in the QMJHL.

* He led the entire team in shots (151), while also recording a plus-12 rating, which ranked fourth on the team.

MIKHAIL VOROBYOV (Center)
DRAFTED: 4th Round (104th overall)
TEAM: Tolpar Ufa - Russian Junior League
BORN: Ufa, Russia
VITALS: 6’2”, 198-pounds

* In 39 games for Tolpar, his first full season playing junior hockey, he posted eight goals and 20 points, while earning a plus-8 rating and added three goals in eight playoff games.

* He has international tournament experience as well, competing in the 2014 World Junior Under-18 Championships where he posted four points (1g-3a) in five games.

DAVID KASE (Center/Wing)
DRAFTED: 5th Round (128th overall)
TEAM: Chomutov, CZE
BORN: Kadan, Czech Republic
VITALS: 5’10”, 159-pounds

* Kase was part of Chomutov’s championship team in the Czech Republic’s Second League, registering 14 points (7g-7a) in 30 games.

* He also skated for Chomutov’s junior team in 2014-15, racking up 15 points (7g-8a) in just eight regular season games and adding another 12 points (5g-7a) in nine postseason contests.

* Kase has international experience as well, playing for the Czech team and earning silver medals at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship where he posted five points (3g-2a) in seve names… He served as team captain at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

* A history of playing on championship teams, Kase was a member Chomutov’s junior squad that won the league title in 2013-14 (11-19—30 in 35 GP) and a member of their Under-16 team that won the Czech title in 2011-12 (27-38—65 in 29 GP).

* His brother, Ondrej, was selected 205th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2014 and his father, Robert, is a former professional player who served as head coach of Chomutov’s junior team in 2014-15.
 
COOPER MARODY (Right Wing/Center)
DRAFTED: 6th Round (158th overall)
TEAM: Sioux Falls, USHL
BORN: Brighton Michigan
VITALS: 6’0”, 173-pounds

* Committed to playing at the University of Michigan for the 2015-16 season.

* Coming off a career-high 19 goals, 28 assists for 47 points in 37 regular season games in his third season playing in the USHL.

* Recorded more points in his third season (47) than his previous two seasons combined (39).

IVAN  FEDOTOV (Goaltender)
DRAFTED: 7th Round (188th overall)
TEAM: Reaktor, Russian Junior League
BORN: St. Petersburg, Russia
VITALS: 6’8”, 192-pounds

* In 41 games played in his first full season of junior hockey, recorded a 1.95 GAA and .911 save percentage… He also appeared in one professional KHL game for Neftekhimik.

* He was also named Goaltender of the Month for November in the MHL (Russian Junior League).

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