As if there was ever any doubt.
Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov has won the Flyers’ Barry Ashbee Trophy. The Barry Ashbee Trophy is awarded to the Flyers’ most “outstanding defenseman” as voted on by a panel of writers and analysts.
Provorov becomes the fourth different defenseman in the last four years to win the Barry Ashbee Trophy. Kimmo Timonen won the trophy from 2011 to 2014, then it was Mark Streit in 2014-15 and Shayne Gostisbehere last season.
It’s a deserving honor for the Russian rookie. Provorov is the only defenseman to play in all 80 games thus far. He also leads the team in time on ice (1756), average time on ice per game (21:57), and blocked shots (163). He has six goals and 22 assists on the season, with all six goals and 17 of those assists coming at even strength.
Congrats, Ivan! I’m sure it’s the first of many trophies the young defenseman will win in his career.
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Sons of Penn Radio (January 23rd)
On this week of SOP Radio, we celebrate a thrilling overtime victory, discuss Dave Hakstol’s coaching decisions, and forecast potential trade opportunities and prospect development.