A comprehensive multimedia overview of the newest Flyers prospects
You want tweets? I have tweets. You want videos? I have videos. You want articles? I have articles.
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
ICYMI: Joel Farabee's OT winner from last night's 3-2 victory against the Czech Republic. https://t.co/dS0rLY2pxM #WU17USA #WorldU17 pic.twitter.com/Dq46nGXhRw— USA Hockey NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) October 31, 2016
Get to know Joel Farabee (@FarabeeJoel), forward for the U.S. National Under-17 Team. #NTDP pic.twitter.com/dXxzW2cz52— USA Hockey NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) November 11, 2016
Joel Farabee's persistence pays off #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/mMXIn5E2bB— USHL (@USHL) January 29, 2017
Joel Farabee: Game Winner pic.twitter.com/9OdxxPKtIM— USHL (@USHL) March 4, 2017
Check out Joel Farabee's penalty shot that made it 3-0 #TeamUSA. #u18worlds @usahockey pic.twitter.com/VZuH1KWnFj— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) April 18, 2017
Jacob Tortora hunts down the puck and centers to Joel Farabee for the one-timer. 2-0 #TeamUSA #u18worlds pic.twitter.com/6bRoBAPjIw— Zachary DeVine (@zakkthebear) April 23, 2017
Joel Farabee is a top 2018 #NHLDraft prospect for good reason 👀 pic.twitter.com/QPSPAg6SVp— USHL (@USHL) March 15, 2018
Joel Farabee out here playing soccer for the assist. ⚽️#USAvsMAD pic.twitter.com/aWccSllUAu— USA Hockey NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) March 16, 2018
One my favorite players in this year #NHLDraft Joel Farabee with a nice effort shorthanded vs Madison last thursday. #USHL #USNTDP #LatenightGIF pic.twitter.com/yJmA1qdrRD— Jérôme Bérubé (@Jerome_Berube) March 19, 2018
Joel Farabee opens the scoring between USA and Canada. 1-0. #U18Worlds #2018NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/1Tl6dszbFb— Hockey Prospects Center (@NHLProspectGIFS) April 19, 2018
Joel Farabee 🇺🇸 steals the puck, spins off a defender and then feeds the trailer, while he is surrounded by every Swiss 🇨🇭 player on the ice #2018NHLDraft #U18Worlds pic.twitter.com/kdlyk8oqIt— Hockey Guy (@FlyingSkate94) April 20, 2018
There is less about O’Brien, but still plenty of content. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram with the corresponding links.
USA Today — Habs Eyes on the Prize — The Hockey Writers — The Athletic — Buffalo Hockey Beat — Winging it in Motown — Montreal Gazette — TSN
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
#AAPG: So many things to like about this goal by C Jay O'Brien (Ranked No. 328). Plays for Thayer in Hingham and committed to Providence. pic.twitter.com/Mb1s3dAOQ7— Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) September 22, 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
#2018NHLDraft prospect Jay O’Brien starts out Day 1 at USAH Tier 1 U18 Nattys with 2-1-3 as Cape Cod Whalers down PAL Jr Isles 6-3. #PC pic.twitter.com/JNNqFAAy6M— Russ Bitely (@russbites) April 6, 2018
Jay O’Brien PK shift. pic.twitter.com/R2KBUDKE67— Rouel (@bpry8) April 12, 2018
You can find Ginning on both Instagram and Facebook. Understandably, there are a lot of interviews and articles in Swedish, I have only included one in this section.
Habs Eyes on the Prize — The Jacket’s Cannon — The Hockey Writers — Hockey Sverige (in Swedish)
Adam Ginning sätter stopp för Ryssland #U18gifs #U185nations pic.twitter.com/AVreov12nh— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) February 9, 2017
Linköping fastställer slutresultatet 5-0 och tog hem bronset i J18, målskytt Adam Ginning #J18gifs #LHCJ18 #VIKJ18 #J18SM pic.twitter.com/Qo8yvddPfK— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) April 1, 2017
Adam Ginning utökar till 5-2. #j18gifs #russincamp pic.twitter.com/6KNdYA6y05— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) August 2, 2017
Småkronorna kvitterade knappt minuten senare 1-1 genom Adam Ginning. #HlinkaMemorial #J18gifs #SweU18 #SuiU18 pic.twitter.com/cDau7q7Mf8— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) August 9, 2017
Adam Ginning utökar Linköpings ledning till 8-1. #J20gifs #J20SESödra #RBKJ20 #LHCJ20 pic.twitter.com/3OPxnBfNKQ— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) October 7, 2017
Adam Ginning utökar till 5-2. #J18gifs #U18Worlds pic.twitter.com/gozbzldNt5— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) April 29, 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.
Californa Rubber Hockey — Sioux Falls Stampede — USHL
Jack St. Ivany of @sfstampede introduced at @PREMIER_Center @USHL @NHL Top Prospects Game. pic.twitter.com/7Mp3aUvqCw— KDLT Sports (@KDLTSports) January 11, 2017
@jackstivany sends the bears flying! pic.twitter.com/eomGDrSgvg— Sioux Falls Stampede (@sfstampede) November 19, 2017
💥 from @jackstivany!👊 from @NolanWalker20! pic.twitter.com/b6WicPzJ0X— Sioux Falls Stampede (@sfstampede) December 30, 2017
Jack St. Ivany off a beautiful feed from Nolan Walker to get the @sfstampede crowd rocking #ClarkCup pic.twitter.com/kho6hmfskc— USHL (@USHL) April 18, 2018
John St. Ivany recorded 13pts in 31 games for the L.A. Jr. Kings as a 16-year-old. #USHLDraft pic.twitter.com/qcH8g8tbTT— Sioux Falls Stampede (@sfstampede) May 3, 2016
You can follow Wylie, teammate of Carter Hart, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Because he came from the WHL, there is more coverage on him than most other 5th round picks.
Everett Herald — WHL — The Hockey Writers — Everett Silvertips
Teamed up with @JaneGPhoto yesterday for a portrait shoot. Here's a photo of 2014 #Silvertips draft pick Wyatte Wylie pic.twitter.com/w49IC0jVQu— Chris Mast (@MastImages) June 9, 2014
Saw this image and thought it was very touching. Wyatte Wylie grew up in the @Everett_MHA system and now stood with a beginner. pic.twitter.com/tITFDKf4Wg— Chris Mast (@MastImages) December 29, 2016
Wyatte Wylie 1st career goal. Enjoy that backhander. @WyatteWylie86 pic.twitter.com/WLwHlMEoym— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) November 26, 2017
And finally, 2018 #NHLDraft prospect Wyatte Wylie pushes the @WHLsilvertips ahead for good with 72 seconds left in regulation. #EVTvsPOR #WHLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/QDHE3NXsR1— The WHL (@TheWHL) April 13, 2018
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.
Samuel Ersson i Brynäskassen med en bra räddning under förlängningen. #J20gifs #J20SENorra #BIFJ20 #SkeJ20 pic.twitter.com/0Jw8aFdQbM— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) September 17, 2017
You can follow Hain on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We got lucky here and there is a lot of footage of his games, but not a whole lot of content about him as a prospect.
Sioux Falls Stampede — Grand Forks Herald — USHL
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
#USHLDraft | With the 1st overall pick in the 2016 USHL Draft, Sioux Falls selects Gavin Hain from Grand Rapids HS pic.twitter.com/RskJsC3gG4— USHL (@USHL) May 2, 2016
Minnesota Pride: Grand Rapids' Junior Gavin Hain scores in first game @USHL: pic.twitter.com/foIeRzRjdk— YHH (@YouthHockeyHub) October 8, 2016
1st career goal with @sfstampede for Gavin Hain #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/jURxzvZeqa— USHL (@USHL) November 6, 2016
NOW HS— YHH (@YouthHockeyHub) December 3, 2016
Grand Rapids Goal! Gavin Hain scores and ties the game, 2-2 early in the 3rd. #lotzzamotzza pic.twitter.com/FYgVdSCWjC
NOW HS— YHH (@YouthHockeyHub) December 3, 2016
GAME WINNING GOAL! Gavin Hain scores and Grand Rapids defeats Minnetonka 3-2 in OT #lotzzamotzza pic.twitter.com/LAbzs3ElCW
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 scores in the last min. of the 2nd period & @GRhockeyHS leads @epboyshockey 2-0 after 2! pic.twitter.com/zzoh3nm05r— Let's Play Hockey (@LetsPlay_Hockey) December 17, 2016
Gavin Hain gets his 28th of the season. 2-1 MG pic.twitter.com/g2cX18w23O— Áfram Ísland 🇮🇸 (@eswany33) March 10, 2017
Check out Gavin Hain's goal that has the U18s up 1-0! #USAvsCIL pic.twitter.com/qG03BihuHc— USA Hockey NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) November 19, 2017
"Look ma, one hand!"— USHL (@USHL) March 15, 2018
Alex Turcotte with a sick setup for Gavin Hain 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/N1U6KbXEf6
You can follow Westfalt on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. There is very little coverage of Westfalt prior to October 2017, and much less in written form.
Canucks Army — Silver Seven Sens
1st pro goal for #2018nhldraft prospect Marcus Westfalt. Ranked 72nd overall in our fall rankings @FCHockey pic.twitter.com/ammso46BZ4— Dennis Schellenberg (@ScoutingFactory) December 9, 2017
Impressive one-touch saucer pass by Marcus Westfalt 🇸🇪 to spring Jonatan Berggren on a partial break#5NationsU18 #NHLDraft2018 pic.twitter.com/bFR1Arkkjg— Hockey Guy (@FlyingSkate94) February 16, 2018
#2018NHLDraft Marcus Westfalt with the interception and then displays nice vision and sees Linus Nässen, who scores #5NationsU18 pic.twitter.com/QY3yXEKqjK— Dennis Schellenberg (@ScoutingFactory) February 16, 2018
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