After one of the worst seasons in team history, the Flyers are set to have a fairly high pick in the NHL draft. Let's see if the NHL-ready impact player we're all mentally penciling into our lineup next year is anything like what we're actually likely to receive with that pick.
Draft lottery odds currently give us the following probabilities for overall picks:
So we are by far most likely to pick 5th overall. Given that, let's look at what value the 5th overall pick in the draft has yielded over the last 10 seasons. Here's a list of the seven forwards drafted between 2010 and 2019, with their overall rank among all NHL forwards in each of four statistical categories (5-on-5 points, 5-on-5 points per 60, individual expected goals, and individual expected goals per 60).
Player Name/Rank among NHL forwards
P P/60 ixG ixG/60
Nino Niederreiter 69 77 23 25
Ryan Strome 89 140 158 289
Elias Lindholm 31 54 16 59
Michael Dal Colle 592 534 610 422
Elias Pettersson 139 229 111 220
Barrett Hayton 284 329 341 439
Alex Turcotte 638 534 519 140