It’s been a long journey getting to today, draft day, in the NHL.
Starting on April 23, I began profiling draft prospects throughout the college and junior ranks. Overall, 26 players were profiled – not including the obvious top two picks tonight – which essentially equates to the first round.
The Flyers are picking seventh overall, which gives them a very good chance to grab a future impact player.
Based on the profiles, as well as the way the draft order looks to shake out, here are the five players the Flyers should focus on and are most likely to select.
Bottom line: Three big names have been linked to the Flyers during the build up to the draft. It's pretty evident the Flyers value Provorov, Rantanen and Zacha, and Lawson Crouse is in there too.
Kevin Durso is managing editor for Flyerdelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.