Bobby Brink was selected by the Flyers in the second round, 34th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft. He had committed to play for the University of Denver. Brink was thought to possibly be a first round pick but fell to the second round where the Flyers traded up to select him.
Since Brink was selected by the Flyers he has played in 82 games at the college level where he would put up 91 points. He also played for Team USA in the two World Junior tournaments after he was drafted and would put up eight points in 12 games between the two tournaments. Brink had been a pretty prospect, but this past season was when he would start to light up the world of non-professional hockey.
This past season at the University of Denver, his junior year, he would pace the entire NCAA with 56 points in 39 games, a 1.44 ppg pace, six points above the next player. Currently, Denver is getting ready to play Michigan in the semifinals of the Frozen Four, which will be held at TD Garden on Thursday, April 7 at 5 pm and can be watched on ESPN2 or ESPN+. Brink is a nominee for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded to the best college hockey player, this season. Bobby Brink seems to have everything going for him right now. If Brink and the University of Denver win the National Championship, it seems like he will most likely sign with the Flyers, especially with him being the front runner for the Hobey Baker Award.
The Flyers do have another year of retaining his rights if he chooses not to sign with the Flyers after Denver’s season ends. The probability of Brink signing is already pretty high and will definitely get better if Denver wins the National Championship. The winner of the Hobey Baker Award will be announced on April 8, the day between the semifinals and the finals. Most likely we will know the answer to this question by April 10. I know I’m hoping Denver wins it all, Brink wins the Hobey Baker, and then he caps off the week with a pro contract. GO PIONEERS!
By Noah Caplan (@Phlyers24)
pic creds: Colorado Hockey Hub