With the promotion of Philippe Myers late this past season, the Philadelphia Flyers’ defensive prospect pool has taken a significant hit. With essentially all of the Flyers’ best defense prospects already in the NHL, the need for defense has intensified. The man that could fill that need is the Swedish born defenseman Philip Broberg. He may not be the pick that turns heads, but he could be the pick that makes the most sense for this hockey team. The question is, will his skating prowess overcome his deficiencies offensively?
2019 NHL Draft Profile: Philip Broberg
Position/team: D/AIK, Allsvenskan
2018-19 Statistics: 2 G, 7 A in 41 GP
Size: 6’3” 201