We are still a week and a half away from the start of the NHL season when the Philadelphia Flyers will take on the San Jose Sharks on October 4th, but Canadian Junior Hockey started up this weekend.
The OHL, WHL, and QMJHL all started this weekend, and the Flyers have several prospects to watch throughout the three leagues. Morgan Frost is one, who had a dominant performance in his opener, and Connor Bunnaman is another.
The 2016 4th-round pick quietly put up 37 goals and 15 assists for 52 points in 64 games last season with the Kitchener Rangers. He returned there this season, as captain, and is picking up where he left off last year.
Bunnaman didn’t get on the scoresheet in his first game, a 5-3 loss, but he picked up the primary assist on the opening goal in Saturday night’s 3-1 win.
He camped out in front of the net and found the puck before feeding a nice no-look pass across the crease to a wide open teammate for the slam-dunk goal.
Not too shabby.
Bunnaman, who slotted in on the third line, finished the game with that assist, five shots on goal, and a +3 rating.
It’s going to be a fun season in Philadelphia and up in Canada as we watch the Flyers prospects continue to develop their games.
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