The 17 year old is a defensive-defenseman who plays a physical game. Morin can separate players from pucks and looks for contact. He won't shy away. He uses his long reach to get in the passing lanes and plays a solid defensive game. He can skate surprisingly well for a player his size but will need to improve if he wants to make an impact at the NHL level. The Quebec native can pass the puck, especially the breakout pass, and handle his own moving the puck but does not excel in the offensive zone. He grew up idolizing Chris Pronger and it appears that the Flyers defenseman was influential in the decision to take Morin because he likes what he brings to the table.
Full scouting report here.
Hagg was a steal for the Flyers in the second round as many around the league had him as a mid-to-late first round talent. He was ranked No. 8 on the NHL Central Scouting list for European skaters. The Swede is a strong defenseman who plays an all-around game. He is a solid skater who has quickness and agility. The 18 year old can play with the puck on his stick and has a strong shot. Hagg can play inconsistent but if he gets some consistency to his game, he could improve to a top-pairing defenseman.
This might have been an overdraft as he was ranked by International Scouting Services at 171st overall (which would've been round six) but was selected 72nd overall in round three. He is a gritty player who has been described as a hard-worker and a guy who would go through a wall for his teammates. General manager Paul Holmgren calls him 'Z2' because he plays a game similar to Zac Rinaldo. It is quite clear as he only recorded 27 points in 84 games but racked up 135 penalty minutes in those contests. Check out this video of him beating a much larger opponent to a pulp.
The 18 year old is a University of New Hampshire commit from Holderness School in New Hampshire. Amorosa will play for Sioux City in the USHL next season. The Montreal native is a left handed shot who is a raw talent but has good feet. He put up 26 points in 29 games last season for Holderness as a defenseman.
Sixth Round (162nd Overall) - G Merrick Madsen (6'4", 194 lbs.)
There's the goaltender! Madsen is a large goaltender who moves well laterally. The California native played hockey at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire and was profiled by Western College Hockey. He struggles with high shots but will work on that this season in the USHL in Des Moines. Madsen will play hockey at Harvard beginning in the fall of 2014.
Seventh Round (192nd Overall) - D David Drake (6'4", 170 lbs.)
The 18 year old played in 12 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL last season. He shoots left handed and will be teammates in the USHL next year with Madsen.
This is the next group of future orange and black contributors. Most prospects seem to be at least two years away from contributing if not more so the front office will have to be patient with the development of these players.
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