When the Philadelphia Flyers drafted Tyson Foerster with the 23rd overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft, they knew what they were getting. A big, shoot-first winger that possessed an above average shot.
In a draft class with the likes of Alexis Lafreniere, Quinton Byfield, & Tim Stutzle, Tyson Foerster was marked as one of the best shots in the draft. If not the best according to some.
While still raw, the intangibles that Tyson Foerster possesses are hard to teach. But, that doesn’t mean Foerster has work to do.
“Definitely my skating,” Foerster said when asked about his biggest improvement. “I think it’s improved a lot since junior & being drafted.”
During the offseason, Foerster worked hard at his skating. Focusing on getting his body healthy & in the right shape.
“This summer was a big summer for me. I lost some fat & feel great coming in,” Foerster said when asked about his offseason. “I feel a lot faster than I was last year.”
Tyson Foerster is in an interesting position currently. Especially with when it comes to his pro status.
After being drafted, Foerster got an opportunity many 18-year-olds don’t get. Due to covid, Foerster got the opportunity to turn pro & play for the Lehigh Phantoms.
In Lehigh, Foerster bursted right onto the scene. Scoring 10-goals & 7-assists in 24-games as a rookie in the AHL.
With Foerster playing in more than 20-games last season, he is eligible to return to the Phantoms. A rule change due to covid.
“Nothing has been made clear yet,” Foerster said when asked about where he will play next year. “Hopefully I can stay with the Flyers. If not, Lehigh.”
Tyson Foerster will more than likely end up in Lehigh again this season. Where his possible head coach, Ian Laperriere, is already in aw of his game.
“Did you see that goal he scored in a scrimmage? Wow. Not too many kids can score that goal,” Laperriere said when asked about Tyson Foerster. “He’s a goal scorer. He loves to score goals. We all do. I didn’t score many, but this kid just wants to score goals.”
Flyers vs Rangers Rookie Games To Be Streamed
The normal ending to Philadelphia Flyers rookie camp is the rookie game. This year, there will be two games.
Today, the Flyers prospects will head up the turnpike to take on the New York Rangers prospects. Game-time is slated for 3:00pm & will be streamed on the Rangers website.
Tomorrow, the Flyers will host the Rangers prospects in Voorhees. Game-time is slated for 5:00pm & will be streamed on the Flyers website.
Due to covid protocol, both games will closed to the public.
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