Joel Farabee

Philadelphia Flyers
Photo courtesy of Syracuse.com

Fantasy Summary

Slight and slippery, he feasts on oppositions with his vision and his finishing ability. A great skater who works tirelessly in all three zones. A Cerebral player. Destined for a top-six role.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 25, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 168 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 14

Observations

October 2019 – To the surprise of many, both Morgan Frost and Joel Farabee are starting the season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Given the stronger start to the year so far, expect Joel Farabee to be the one more likely to receive a call up from the Flyers in the event of an injury. Both have high-end skill however the more diverse skill set of Farabee is more likely to make a smoother transition to the NHL given that either would likely be allotted bottom-six minutes to start. As it is, his scoring touch has been put to work in rather short order for the Phantoms. Edric Joseph

 

April 2019 – Joel Farabee could not have had a better year in NCAA as he finished with 36 points through 37 games for Boston University. Feeling he had no more to prove in Collegiate Hockey, he proceeded to sign his entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. There is an outside chance he will join Lehigh Valley for the home stretch of the season, however he will need to rehab a minor lower-body injury before doing so. Regardless, his getaway sticks combined with his offensive acumen are going to provide the Flyers with a potent weapon at left wing in due course. Edric Joseph

July 2018 – Joel Farabee was rewarded for his stellar year for the US National Under-18 Team as he was selected 14th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. At an even six-feet, the Flyers are hopeful that he has a growth spurt ahead of him. Otherwise he much of what the Flyers are looking for, including a strong Hockey IQ. As enamouring as his offensive game is, given how the Flyers pipeline is filling up they can afford to wait on him to build his body to be NHL-ready in good time. Edric Joseph

June 2018 – The slight and slippery, Farabee completed his campaign with the National Team Development Program on a strong note. His US squad came up just short at the World U18’s, grabbing a silver medal. Farabee notched four goals and eight points in seven tournament games and was named a top three player on the team. His brand of intelligent and skilled hockey will transition very well to the professional ranks. He’s off to Boston University in the fall. Cam Robinson

January 2018 – The captain of the U18 USNTDP, Farabee is a dangerous and prolific scorer amongst his age group. Blessed with top level skating ability and a mind for creating offense, the New York native can also be trusted in his own zone which facilitates further opportunities from the coaching staff. His level of play seems to rise when surrounded with high-level talent as indicated with the recent boon of production next to fellow draft-eligible prospect, Oliver Wahlstrom and top 2019 pick, Jack Hughes. While Farabee lacks ideal size, his ability to use his edges to slash in and out of lanes keeps opposing teams on their heels and keeps him off of the IR. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Buffalo Jr. Sabres QC Int PW AA Elite 4 5 1 6 2 |          
 2014-2015 Selects Hockey Academy 16U USPHL 16U 28 8 25 33 16 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
  East Coast Selects O U15 WSI U15 7 4 15 19 0 |          
 2015-2016 Team Black USA-S15 5 0 3 3 - |          
  Selects Hockey Academy 16U USPHL 16U 27 19 30 49 18 | Playoffs 3 5 5 10
 2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors USHL 30 12 11 23 22 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 42 17 14 31 48 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 22 8 11 19 10 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 5 4 2 6 6 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 3 3 6 6 |          
 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26 15 25 40 18 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 62 33 43 76 44 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 4 4 8 6 |          
 2018-2019 Boston Univ. NCAA 37 17 19 36 57 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 3 2 5 2 |          
 2019-2020 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 4 3 1 4 2 |          

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