Fantasy Summary

Elite thinking forward with quick hands a penchant for production. Needs to clean up his stride or risk falling behind at the next level.


Observations

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May 2022 – The Flyers received a brief look at what they have in Bobby Brink after signing him to his entry-level deal. Finishing up his Junior season at Denver as National Champion and Hobey Baker finalist, Brink played 10 games with Philadelphia, recording four assists. Although he looked competent playing for a young group struggling to grab any hope from a lost season, Brink seems best suited to start next year with Lehigh Valley. Of course, Brink’s likelihood of making the NHL roster hinges on the direction management decides to go with the franchise. If they stick to an “aggressive retool” mentality, Brink’s potential spot may be taken by someone with a more dense NHL resume. Predicting a mid-season call-up is far from out of the question, especially with Philadelphia’s injury history. John Gove

November 2020 – Brink got stronger as last season went on and his skating deficiencies are slowly becoming less concerning. He got better on his edges as the years went on and got noticeably better in scrums and in traffic. The Portland Winterhawks has an outside chance of landing his services given the uncertainty around NCAA hockey along with Brink’s desire to play, provided that the Western Hockey League 2020-2021 season starts as planned. Regardless, he really ought to stay out of the NHL for the time being to minimize the limitations to his game. Edric Joseph

 

December 2019 – Brink has been yielding a real nice return on investment for the Flyers with 11 points through 14 college games. He is reminding everyone in why he was ranked so highly going into the 2019 NHL Draft. He is still slight of build, although his skating is showing some improvement. Through it all his mind for the game and his adept hands made as smooth a transition to the NCAA level as one can ask for. Like most other good hockey players, Brink is one that sees the game slower rather than faster. Edric Joseph

 

June 2019 – Brink has been drafted 34th overall by the Flyers.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

June 2019 – Brink was officially measured at 5-foot-8.25 and 165 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

April 2019 – After feasting on the USHL competition this season, Brink was the lone non-NTDP addition to the American squad that the World U18 Championships. He’s looked dangerous alongside Matt Boldy and Alex Turcotte at even strength. Brink finds soft spaces and makes the opposition pay in a hurry. Can read the play quicker than most and boasts the vision and release to act as a dual threat. An elite brain. On the flip side, he owns an ugly stride that lacks quickness or impressive top-end speed. He’ll need to place immense focus on that skill or risks falling behind when he levels up to the professional ranks. He’s off to the University of Denver in the fall. Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.8
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 8, 2001
Height 5‘8”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 34

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 MN Penguins 15U AAAMNBEL 14U8 0 11 -|        
 2016-2017 Minnetonka HighUSHS-MN25 8 1826 8|Playoffs2 2 24
  MN Kings 15U AAAMNBEL 14U11 4 59 -|        
 2017-2018 Team Kelly USA-S165 1 12 -|        
  Minnetonka HighMN State3 5 27 2|        
  Minnetonka HighUSHS-MN25 13 3144 20|Playoffs3 3 25
  Team TDS TransportationUMHSEHL21 10 1424 8|Playoffs3 2 35
  Sioux City MusketeersUSHL13 2 24 4|