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Philadelphia Flyers Summer 2021 Top 25 Under 25, No. 8: Tyson Foerster

He especially looked good in the Flyers’ rookie game against the Rangers.

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No. 8: Tyson Foerster

2020-21 League/Team(s): Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
2020-21 Statistics: 24 GP, 10 G, 7 A, 17 PTS
Age: 19
Acquired In: 2020 (Draft, Round 1, #23 Overall)
Ranking in Spring 2020 25 Under 25: N/A

How did Foerster’s 2020-21 hockey season go? Is his stock trending up or down from where it was entering the year?

Similarly to Zayde Wisdom, Foerster was called up to the AHL due to the uncertainty of the OHL season, and equally, Foerster impressed. His goal total of ten ranked him second among Phantoms skaters, and to play so well at only 18 in a professional league speaks volumes for Foerster’s potential.

What are we expecting from Foerster this season? What should we be looking for from him?

If only one of Foerster or Wisdom could play in the AHL next season (it’s just hypothetical), and they had to win that position, Foerster would be the guy. He is a player who felt very comfortable at the professional level, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he sees an NHL call up at some point in 2021-22.

How does Foerster fit into the Flyers’ long-term plans? Where does he stand in the Flyers’ organizational depth?

The Flyers need players who like to shoot the puck, and Foerster certainly ticks that box with his dangerous shooting talent. He may not play center with the Flyers in the long run, but Foerster’s route to the NHL appears to be quite solid.

What do we think Foerster’s ultimate NHL upside is, and how likely is it that he gets to something approaching that?

Foerster has top six potential across the forward positions, and with how well he has played in the AHL, this is certainly within reach for the Flyers’ 2020 first round pick.


How We Voted: Tyson Foerster

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How We Voted: No. 8

Jason Maddie Eamon Kurt Mike Brad Thomas Kelly Drew Community
Jason Maddie Eamon Kurt Mike Brad Thomas Kelly Drew Community
Wade Allison Egor Zamula Egor Zamula Tyson Foerster Wade Allison Wade Allison Tyson Foerster Tanner Laczynski Zayde Wisdom Tyson Foerster

Previously in Flyers Summer 2021 Top 25 Under 25: