The Philadelphia Flyers landed another big power forward in the 3rd round, selecting Devin Kaplan with the No. 69th overall pick in the 2022 NHL draft.
From the United States Developmental Program, Kaplan finished with 21 G & 35 A in 75-games split between the U-18 & USMDP.
Kaplan fits the mold of the new style of players that the Flyers have been focusing on. His size & skill are two big qualities the Flyers covet.
The 6’3″ 205lbs forward finished as the #67 ranked prospect according to Bob McKenzie and is coming off a good season with the stacked United States Developmental Team.
“Devin Kaplan has a rare combination of size, speed, and skill that makes him a real interesting prospect. I think he’s equally got all three of those incorporated in his game, and I wouldn’t say one stands out to me above the rest. He has quick feet and is surprisingly very mobile on the ice for his size.” Douglas Larson – FC Hockey
Headed to Boston University next year, Kaplan is excited to start the rivalry with the Flyers #5 overall selection & good friend Cutter Gauthier.
Listen to Devin’s first interview as a Flyers player here.
The Flyers have four picks remaining in the 2022 draft. Picks 133, 165, 197, & 220.