Flyers Redraft: 2010

From Montréal, Québec to Los Angeles, California we see the beginning of the Oilers getting the 1st overall pick in 4 of the next 6 drafts. Taylor Hall was picked first by Edmonton, and Boston got to select Tyler Seguin 2nd overall thanks to the Phil Kessel trade with the Leafs. This draft holds the record for most American trained players taken in the first round with 11. This draft also still has the highest a goalie to have been drafted (Jack Campbell) since the 2006 draft when Jonathan Bernier was selected 11th overall by LA. The Flyers had an ok draft, but what do you expect when your draft position is second to last in each round.

*All stats are from prior to the 2020-21 season, unless noted otherwise*

First Pick: Round 3 Pick 29 (89)

Original Pick: Michael Chaput (C)
New Pick: Philipp Grubauer (G) (112)

Chaput was an ok pick for where it was. In 169 games for the Blue Jackets, Canucks, Canadiens, and Coyotes he has 6 goals and 16 assists for 22 points. He didn’t even stay with the organization for a whole year, as he was traded to Columbus in February of 2011. Philipp Grubauer is a way better pick. After some years as the backup in Washington, including a Cup win, he has been pretty good in Colorado as their starter. In 174 games with the Capitals and Avalanche he has a 79-52-20 record with a 2.44 GAA, a .920 sv%, and 11 shutouts.

Others in contention: Joonas Donskoi (99), Tom Kuhnhackl (110), Teemu Pulkkinen (111)

Second Pick: Round 4 Pick 29 (119)

Original Pick: Tye McGinn (LW)
New Pick: John Klingberg (D) (131)

Not gonna lie, when he first played with the Flyers, I thought they were calling him Time Again. I was young so cut me some slack. McGinn is not as successful as his brother Brock, but he still had an ok NHL career. In 89 games with the Flyers, Sharks, Coyotes, and Lightning, he has 9 goals and 8. assists for 17 points. John Klingberg is an option that every Flyer should be salivating at. This RHD is a cornerstone for the Dallas Stars. In 425 games with the Stars, he has 58 goals and 233 assists for 291 points. He was on the 2015 NHL All Rookie Team, finished 5th in Calder voting that year. He has finished 6th in Norris voting twice, and got votes for the Byng trophy 3 times. He went to the 2018 NHL All Star Game.

Others in contention: Zach Hyman (123), Freddie Hamilton (129), Michael Ferland (133), Petr Mrazek (141), Brendan Gallagher (147)

Third Pick: Round 5 Pick 29 (149)

Original Pick: Michael Parks (RW)
New Pick: Mark Stone (RW) (178)

Parks’s North American pro career was 3 games for the Phantoms and 79 games in the ECHL. Mark Stone is one of the best wingers in the NHL, and one of the top 2 way players in the league as well. In 449 games with the Senators and Golden Knights, he has 149 goals and 236 assists for 385 points. He made the 2015 NHL All Rookie Team, finishing 2nd in voting for the Calder. He has gotten Selke votes every year he’s been in the league, finishing as high as 2nd. He has recieved votes for the Byng twice finishing as high as 31, and he was 12th in Hart voting in 2018-19. He is currently the first captain in Vegas’ history.

Others in contention: Jesper Fast (157)

Fourth Pick: Round 6 Pick 29 (179)

Original Pick: Nick Luukko (D)
New Pick: Frederik Andersen (G) (187)

Luukko was a career ECHL player with 7 games played with the Phantoms. He last played with the Reading Royals in the 2018-19 season. Frederik Andersen is one of the top goalies in the league. Andersen was first selected in the 7th round by the Carolina Hurricanes. In 369 games with the Ducks and Maple Leafs he has a 213-92-45 record with a 2.63 GAA, a .917 sv%, and 19 shutouts. He made the 2014 NHL All Rookie Team where he finished 9th in Calder voting. He won the Jennings in 2015-16. He got Vezina votes in 2 years placing as high as 4th. He went to the 2020 NHL All Star Game.

Others in contention: none

Fifth Pick: Round 7 Pick 26 (206)

Original Pick: Ricard Blidstrand (LW)
New Pick: Brendan Ranford (LW) (209)

This pick was acquired in a June 26, 2010 trade that sent Jonathan Matsumoto to Carolina for this pick

Blidstrand never played in North America besides his 2 years in juniors in the WHL. Brendan Ranford is the Flyers’ final pick in this draft, but there was nothing else really to pick, and Ranford played in 1 NHL game for the Dallas Stars where he got no points. He has spent the majority of his career in the AHL.

Others in contention: none

Sixth Pick: Round 7 Pick 29 (209)

Original Pick: Brendan Ranford (LW)
New Pick: Zach Trotman (D) (210)

I’m not going to talk about Ranford because I just did. Trotman had 91 NHL games under his belt with the Bruins and Penguins. He has 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points. He spends most of his time in the AHL.

Others in contention: none

Draft Picks Traded Away

1st (29- Emerson Etem)+2009 1st (21-John Moore)+Joffrey Lupul+Luca Sbisa to ANA for Ryan Dingle+Chris Pronger

2nd (59-Jason Zucker)+Denis Gauthier to LA for Patrik Hersley+Ned Lukacevic

Flyers Real 2010 Draft

Michael Chaput
Tye McGinn
Michael Parks
Nick Luukko
Ricard Blidstrand
Brendan Ranford

Flyers New 2010 Draft

Philipp Grubauer
John Klingberg
Mark Stone
Frederik Andersen
Brendan Ranford
Zach Trotman

By Noah Caplan (@Phlyers24 and @NoahlyPod)
Photo creds: Wikipedia

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