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Flyers to select seven players in 2024 NHL Draft

Flyers to select seven players in 2024 NHL Draft

The Philadelphia Flyers selected seven players during the 2024 NHL Draft from the Sphere in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday, including six players during rounds two through seven today.

Philadelphia selected five forwards and two defensemen, including two Canadians, two Americans, a Russian, a Swede and a Finnish player.

With the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers selected center Jett Luchanko from the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.

The Flyers acquired the 13th overall pick in 2024 and a third-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for the 12th overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

“The way he plays, the way he works. He’s a complete player,” Flyers general manager Daniel Brière said. “He’s still very young. What he’s done and how he’s gotten better and better as the season has gone on. We feel like he’s just starting to reach his potential. We’re very excited about him.”

Luchanko, 17 (8/21/06), recorded 74 points (20g-54a) in 68 regular season games with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 6-foot-1, 187-pound native of London, Ont. led the team in assists and points, ranked third in shorthanded goals, fifth in goals and sixth in power play goals. The right center also had three assists in four playoff games for Guelph this season. He was awarded the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player. He represented Team Canada at the 2024 U-18 World Junior Championship, posting two goals and five assists for seven points in seven games to win a gold medal.

“Jett is a player we are very excited about. A centerman who brings speed, very smart and very detailed at both ends of the rink. As he gets stronger, he becomes more and more dynamic. We are very excited about its potential,” said Brent Flahr, Vice President and Assistant General Manager. “He can play in any situation, whether it’s Guelph or Team Canada. He is a leader. Coaches are excited about him on both teams. We think this is just the tip of the iceberg for him. He is a player we really want.”

“It’s an incredible feeling to be selected by the Flyers. An incredible feeling,” Luchanko said. “I am excited to be a Flyer and happy to be part of this historic franchise.”

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired a conditional first-round selection in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for the 32nd overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

With the 51st overall pick in the second round, the Flyers selected center Jack Berglund from Färjestad BK in the Swedish Under-20 League.

Berglund, 18 (4/10/06), totaled 34 points (15g-19a) in 41 regular season games for Färjestad in the Under-20 Swedish League. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound native of Karlstad, Sweden played in eight games in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), scoring just one goal in those eight contests. He was awarded the SHL’s Most Points by Under-18 Player. The left-handed center represented Sweden in the Under-18 World Junior Championship, posting two goals and three assists for five points in seven games to win a bronze medal.

“It’s a really cool team to watch and be a part of. They’re trying to build the team back to where it was,” Berglund said. “I’m really happy to be a part of it and I’m going to work hard every day to get there.”

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired an additional second-round pick (59th overall) from the Nashville Predators in exchange for the 77th overall pick in 2024 and a third-round pick (originally from Minnesota) in the 2025 NHL Draft.

Philadelphia selected defenseman Spencer Gill from the Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the 59th overall pick.

Gill, 17 (08/17/06), totaled 46 points (12g-34a) in 65 regular season games for Rimouski Oceanic in the QMJHL. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Riverview, New Brunswick ranked fourth on the team in assists and tied for fifth in points. He recorded five assists in five playoff games for Rimouski. The right guard represented Team Canada at the Under-18 World Junior Championship, recording two assists in seven games to win a gold medal. He was a teammate of 2024 first-round draft pick Jett Luchanko.

“It’s obviously a great moment for me and my family,” Gill said. “I’m really happy that they made the move to appoint me and I’m very happy to be joining such a great organization.”

In their last trade on the draft floor, the Flyers acquired a fourth-round pick (107th overall) from the Calgary Flames in exchange for their fifth-round (150th overall) and sixth-round picks (177th overall).

With the 107th overall pick, the Flyers selected center Heikki Ruohonen from Kiekko-Espoo in the Under-20 Finnish Hockey League.

Ruohonen, 18 (06-19-2006), totaled 47 points (20g-27a) in 37 regular-season games for Kiekko-Espoo. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Helsinki, Finland, led his team in goals and assists. The left-shot center represented Finland at the Under-18 World Junior Championships, scoring three goals and two assists for five points in five games. He was named the Under-18 World Junior Championship Top 3 Player on Team award. Ruohonen is committed to Harvard University for the 2024-25 season

With the 148th overall pick, the Flyers selected right winger Noah Powell from the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

Powell, 19 (2/2/05), scored 74 points (43g-31a) in 61 regular season games for Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League (USHL). The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Northbrook, Illinois led the USHL in goals. The right-shooting winger scored two goals and three assists for five points in 11 playoff games for Dubuque. He was named to the USHL’s Second All-Star Team following the 2023-24 season. Powell is committed to play for Ohio State University for the 2024-25 season.

With the 173rd overall pick, the Flyers selected right wing Ilya Pautov from the Krasnaya Armiya Moskva in the MHL (Russian Juniors).

Pautov, 18 (5/3/06), scored 45 points (15g-30a) in 46 regular season games for CSKA Red Army Jr. in the MHL this season. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound native of Novosibirsk, Russia led his team in assists and finished second on the team in total points. The left-handed winger recorded four goals and two assists for six points in 12 regular season games in the 2022-23 season for CSKA Red Army.

With their final selection of the 2024 NHL Draft, the Flyers selected defenceman Austin Moline in the seventh round (205th overall) out of the U-18 Prep Team from Shattuck St. Mary in the USHS League.

Moline, 18 (11/21/05), recorded 41 points (11g-30a) in 71 regular season games for Shattuck St. Mary’s U-18 Prep team in the 2023-2024 season. The 6-foot-4, 194-pound native of Las Vegas, Nevada scored one goal and 25 assists for 26 points in 68 regular season games for Shattuck St. Mary’s U-18 Prep team in the 2022-2023 season. The right guard plans to play for Brooks Bandits in the BCHL in the 2024-2025 season and then Northern Michigan University in the 2025-2026 season.

“It feels surreal to be drafted in my hometown and by such a great organization. I can’t wait to get to Philadelphia and meet everyone,” Moline said. “I want to thank my family, friends and coaches for everything. I couldn’t have done it without them.”