With the 14th pick in the draft, the Flyers have selected Joel Farabee from USNTDP Juniors, USHL. Farabee is a Boston University commit.
Position / Team: LW / USNTDP Juniors, USHL (Boston University committ)
2017-18 Statistics: 15 G, 25 A in 26 GP
Size: 6’0” 168
Farabee is one of the more complete players available in this draft and projects as a two-way forward for the Flyers in the near future. He’s 18 years old, a great skater and has a high hockey IQ for his age. He’ll get a chance to hone his game next season at Boston University.
The reason that Farabee is available to the Flyers at No. 14 is because while he does everything well, there isn’t one single part of his game that jumps out at you. He’s not a sniper or a flashy dangler, but he does all the little things well and has time to develop and refine his overall game. Given the top-end talent that Boston University has churned out in the past few years, it’s a perfect place for the Flyers to have Farabee develop.
He fits well in the Flyers organization looking to build up forward depth, and slots in as one of the top forward prospects with the graduation of guys like Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom last season. Given that he’ll head to college hockey next year, he could be looking like the same trajectory of fellow prospect Wade Allison.
Here’s a look at just what the Flyers’ newest forward can do on the ice:
And he’s got Philly roots!