SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Former NHL MVP Chris Pronger eventually wants to be a general manager, and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon saw that as an opportunity.
The 32-year-old French center played on the fourth line and killed penalties last season.
New Jersey GM Ray Shero said it will be a relief for Nolan Patrick when the draft is over. Also, the Flyers will start their season in San Jose.
Left winger Michael Raffl and goalie Michal Neuvirth are among the players who have been exposed.
Adidas officially has taken over as the NHL's official jersey manufacturer.
Which gifted center will New Jersey GM Ray Shero leave for the Flyers: Hischier or Patrick?
Most of the attention has been placed on the No. 2 overall pick Friday. But the rest of the draft also looms large for a Flyers team that has missed the playoffs in two of the last three seasons.
Goalie Anthony Stolarz and center Scott Laughton were the two biggest surprises among the 11 players the Flyers protected in the expansion draft.
Nolan Patrick is ready to play in the NHL this season, says draft expert Ryan Wagman. He believes there is an 80 percent chance Nico Hischier plays right away in the NHL.
Though GM Ron Hextall calls it a long shot, the Flyers could have as many as six rookies in the lineup in 2017-18.
Warren, a 6-foot-1, 191-pound left winger, was drafted by the Coyotes in the third round (81st overall) in 2015. He had three goals and seven assists in 35 games with the University of Michigan last season.
Flyers' GM Ron Hextall is still listening to trade offers, but it would be shocking if he didn't select Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier with the No. 2 overall pick.
The GM is working the phones but says there is only a slight chance he makes a deal.
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has only a few difficult decisions while putting together his protected list.
The company is purchasing the Alaska Aces and moving them to Portland, Maine.