Sports Nolan Patrick cracks Flyers' opening night roster

15:51  02 october  2017
15:51  02 october  2017 Source:   thescore.com

Senators cut 3 from camp; Chlapik assigned to Belleville

  Senators cut 3 from camp; Chlapik assigned to Belleville The Ottawa Senators continue to close in on their opening-night roster, cutting three players from camp with just two pre-season games remaining. Among the cuts was 2015 second-round pick Filip Chlapik, who was assigned to AHL Belleville.Chlapik had 34 goals and 91 points in 57 games with the QMJHL’s Charlottetown Islanders last season, and represented the Czech Republic at the world junior championship.

This year's second overall selection, Nolan Patrick , has cracked the Philadelphia Flyers opening night roster , according to general manager Ron Hextall. The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise given Patrick entered this year's draft as the No. 1 rated prospect by NHL Central Scouting.

This year's second overall selection, Nolan Patrick , has cracked the Philadelphia Flyers opening night roster , according to general manager Ron Hextall.

  Nolan Patrick cracks Flyers' opening night roster © Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

This year's second overall selection, Nolan Patrick, has cracked the Philadelphia Flyers opening night roster, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise given Patrick entered this year's draft as the No. 1 rated prospect by NHL Central Scouting. Nevertheless, the 19-year-old had a fairly underwhelming preseason offensively, wherein he tallied just three assists in six games with his biggest highlight coming when he dropped the gloves with Boston Bruins forward David Krejci this past Thursday.

Still Patrick is primed to be an important cog for the Flyers moving forward and is still expected to slot down the middle on the Flyers second or third line.

With the preseason now in the rear-view mirror, Patrick and his teammates will head to San Jose where they will open the regular season against the Sharks - and for Patrick - his first career regular season contest.

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