They waited until the 7th round, but the Flyers have finally drafted a defenseman in the 2017 NHL draft, as their final pick from Chicago at No. 196 is USHL defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk.
Kalynuk is an overage player, as he’s a 1997 birthday and is currently 20 years old, meaning this was his third draft. He’s been with the Bloomington Thunder of the USHL for the past two years, and posted six goals and 25 assists in 60 games.
The 6’1” Manitoba native will begin at the University of Wisconsin this upcoming season.