Highly touted prospects such as forwards Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom, along with defensemen Sam Morin, Travis Sanheim, and Phil Myers, will be among the players competing when the Flyers and New York Islanders meet in a rookie game Sept. 13 at the Wells Fargo Center.
The 7 p.m. game is free and open to the public. A ticket, however, is required for admission. Tickets are available at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com. Parking at the Wells Fargo Center will also be free.
Club president Paul Holmgren called it a great opportunity “to give our fans a chance to see some potential future Flyers in action.”
Several Flyers rookies are expected to win rosters spots this season. This is the second time the Flyers have held a rookie game at their home arena. Six years ago, the Flyers edged Washington, 3-2, before more than 10,000 fans.
The game marks the end of rookie camp, which starts with on-ice drills Sept. 11 in Voorhees. Rookies will report Sept. 9.
The Flyers will have 25 players at rookie camp: 16 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goalies.
Among the rookie forwards in camp: Patrick, the No. 2 overall pick in the June draft; German Rubtsov, who was a first-round pick in 2016; Morgan Frost (first-rounder in 2017), free-agent signee Mike Vecchione; and Pascal Laberge and Isaac Ratcliffe (6-foot-5, 205 pounds), wingers selected in the second round of the 2016 and 2017 drafts, respectively.
Carter Hart and Alex Lyon will be the goalies in rookie camp.
The Flyers’ veteran camp will start Sept. 15 in Voorhees. The team’s first exhibition game will be played Sept. 17 against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
The Flyers will have a split-squad game against the Isles on Sept. 20 at the PPL Center in Allentown. They play their first (veteran) exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center on Sept. 26 against the Rangers.
The season begins Oct. 4 in San Jose, where the Flyers will start a four-game road trip.