By now you have read all of the prospect profiles and memorized all of the stats for all eight of the newest Flyers draft picks. You’ll find some of that here in this post. I wanted to provide an all-in-one resource for fans to really get to know the guys that we may be cheering for in the next few years. I went to every single corner of the internet to find everything I could on these prospects. Included in this post you will find their social media profiles, YouTube videos of interviews, highlights, and big plays, Twitter videos and gifs of goals and highlights, and many written words about each individual prospect. Watch some video and form your own opinions on the kids or look at their Instagram and congratulate them on the size of the fish they caught last summer. I did the research so you don’t have to, and while I don’t recommend requesting Facebook friendship with them, the links are there should you so choose.
There is obviously a ton of content about Farabee, we’ve written about him, everyone is writing about him. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook using those links. I’ve included highlights from Twitter and YouTube and articles from all over the internet.
Sportsnet — The Jacket’s Cannon — Blue Shirt Banter — Defending Big D — Mile High Hockey — The Hockey Writers — USA Hockey National Team Development Program — Habs Eyes on the Prize — All About the Jersey
Today's Player of the Game: Freshman F Jay O'Brien who had 1 goal, 1 assist! pic.twitter.com/Gp2mNFMRzN— Dexter Sports (@DexterSports) December 5, 2014
Thayer up 5-3 on Belmont Hill in 3rd. Jay O'Brien (4) and Jayson Dobay with goals for Thayer. Christian O'Neill with 2 for BH. pic.twitter.com/YUiQRit8Pf— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) January 21, 2017
Big night for 2018 NHL Draft prospect Jay O'Brien of Thayer. 2 goals 1 assist in CC Whalers 4-0 win over Little Bruins at Tier I Labor Day. pic.twitter.com/zDfLDgxfl7— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) September 2, 2017
Providence recruit Jay O’Brien making a mockery of this one. Hat trick has Thayer up 4-1 after 2. Army recruit Reilly Moran with the other. pic.twitter.com/EFXT9e4DdV— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) February 9, 2018
Jack St. Ivany
There isn’t much about St. Ivany but you can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. What we do know, is he was 5’6” two years ago and he is now 6’3”, so that is probably why his skating needs work.
Samuel Ersson is the most grounded prospect in the system, as he has no active social media that I can find. I was a recruiter, I’m really good at finding people. This might be his Instagram, but with three posts, I can’t really confirm. There really isn’t much about Ersson, and what little there is, isn’t in English.
Congrats to Gavin Hain, Grand Rapids, on winning YHH Bantam POTY. Gavin was state champ in '14 & Wyatt finalist '13. pic.twitter.com/YC05oQRLhx— YHH (@YouthHockeyHub) April 15, 2015
Gavin Hain scores late for @grhshockey to make the deficit 6-2 Elk River. pic.twitter.com/Ifn1Fc9nDu— PSB Media (@PsbMn) December 20, 2015
BHS ICYMI:— YHH (@YouthHockeyHub) December 3, 2016
Gavin Hain Scores the game winning goal as Grand Rapids defeated Minnetonka last night, 3-2 in OT. pic.twitter.com/8bXxAjUDUV
Gavin Hain gets his 28th of the season. 2-1 MG pic.twitter.com/g2cX18w23O— Áfram Ísland (@eswany33) March 10, 2017
"Look ma, one hand!"— USHL (@USHL) March 15, 2018
Alex Turcotte with a sick setup for Gavin Hain pic.twitter.com/N1U6KbXEf6
Marcus Westfalt with the steal and pass to create a one-on-zero opportunity. He has been solid today for Brynas. Might not possess high-end offensive upside but does a lot of the little things right and is matured physically #2018NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/ICw7rMm62E— Dennis Schellenberg (@ScoutingFactory) March 16, 2018