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Flyers announce season-opening roster for 2021-22 season

The Flyers’ season opener is just days away and now we know exactly who will be playing!

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The Philadelphia Flyers made their final moves and announced their opening roster for the 2021-22 season on Monday. There were only a few question marks left –– maybe only one, actually –– and we got our answers.

It was originally thought that the Flyers would go with a 20-man roster to begin the season, but they have one more: Kevin Hayes will start on the active roster rather than injured reserve after surgery last month.

The Flyers’ final cuts are Jackson Cates, Nick Seeler, Cam York, and Garrett Wilson. All four of those players will start the season in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The only “disappointing” cut, after Morgan Frost was demoted last week, is York, but there really isn’t a spot for him on the Flyers’ blue line yet. Seeler is likely the Flyers’ seventh defenseman and he’ll be a short car ride away if needed for the first four games at home.

Cates and Wilson both had a chance to secure a roster spot as the Flyers’ 12th forward, but the Orange and Black elected to go a different route.

The Flyers claimed forward Patrick Brown off of waivers from the Vegas Golden Knights earlier on Monday. The 29-year-old forward is projected to be on the Flyers’ fourth line with Nate Thompson and Nicolas Aube-Kubel to start the season.

Here is the Flyers’ 21-man roster submitted to the NHL:


11 - Travis Konecny RW

13 - Kevin Hayes C

14 - Sean Couturier C

19 - Derick Brassard C

21 - Scott Laughton C

23 - Oskar Lindblom LW

25 - James van Riemsdyk LW

28 - Claude Giroux C

38 - Patrick Brown C

44 - Nate Thompson C

62 - Nicolas Aube-Kubel RW

86 - Joel Farabee RW

89 - Cam Atkinson RW


3 - Keith Yandle

6 - Travis Sanheim

9 - Ivan Provorov

61 - Justin Braun

70 - Rasmus Ristolainen

94 - Ryan Ellis


35 - Martin Jones

79 - Carter Hart

The following players are placed on Injured Reserve or Injured Non-Roster:

51 - Ryan Fitzgerald C

54 - Egor Zamula D

55 - Samuel Morin D

57 - Wade Allison RW

58 - Tanner Laczynski C

60 - Zayde Wisdom C

68 - Cooper Zech D

The Flyers will open the 2021-22 season at Wells Fargo Center on Friday night when they host the Vancouver Canucks at 7 p.m. Flyers Hockey is almost here!

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