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Fantasy Summary

An undrafted late bloomer with top-six upside.


Observations

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July 2022 – Myers has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning alongside Grant Mismash in exchange for defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Myers has one year remaining on his deal. Curtis Rines

June 2022 – Myers remains in an odd spot with the Predators’ organization. After a rough start to the season, he was eventually loaned out to the Toronto Marlies in the AHL. With the Marlies, Myers looked much more comfortable, scoring seven points in 16 games. He is an intriguing option for the right side of defense, but he seems more likely to end up with a different team by the start of next year. Especially considering his low buyout cost. Curtis Rines

March 2022 – After clearing waivers, Myers has now been loaned to the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Most assumed that this was the “future considerations” aspect of the Predators’ trade for right-handed defenseman Alex Biega. Myers’ future with Nashville is now entirely up in the air until at least the off-season. Curtis Rines

March 2022 – Philippe Myers has officially cleared waivers and been sent to the Milwaukee Admirals. Myers has struggled to become regular in the Predators lineup with just 27 games played this season. Once seen as a potential top-four defenseman in the Philidelphia Flyers system, I think the Predators would be happy if he could even become a number six/seven guy for them in the near future. For now, Myers is a low-risk pickup in dynasty leagues, with his value likely plummeting. Curtis Rines

September 2020 – Philippe Myers has been playing the hand he’s been dealt, and he’s been playing fairly decently. He has made it apparent that he’s ahead of the AHL curve, yet it remains to be seen how much of an impact he stands to make at the NHL level. Regardless, it would seem that being a top-four defenseman is well within his grasp. He will look to be a better creator of circumstance next season when he will likely get his first full year with the Flyers. Edric Joseph

June 2020 Philippe Myers is cleared to play whenever the NHL resumes action. For the time being, he is a good value pick for leagues that reward categories such as hits and blocks. Granted there is some room for growth offensively. Edric Joseph

March 2020 – After taking a blocked shot in a Flyers’ game with the Buffalo Sabres, Philippe Myers has sustained a fracture to his right patella. He is expected to miss four weeks. Given the ongoing stoppage in gameplay, Myers is expected to be available once the campaign resumes. Here is to Myers and Sanheim picking up where they left off upon being reunited. Edric Joseph

December 2019 – In his second tour of duty with the Flyers this season, Myers looks reinvigorated. His play off the puck has been even more promising than his play with it. He is showing his teeth more this time around as well in the way of his aggression. That has been one of his strong suits all throughout his playing career and it is good to see at the NHL level. Edric Joseph

 

May 2019 – Through his first five games of his IIHF World Championship run, Myers has held his own despite unforeseen circumstances including an short-term injury to Dante Fabbro and another injury to Brandon Montour resulting in the premature end to his tournament. While he is not stealing powerplay time from the likes of Thomas Chabot, he is showing more signs of offensive potential as his development continues to progress favourably. Edric Joseph

April 2019 – After 21 games this season with the Flyers, Philippe Myers has been reassigned to Lehigh Valley. It is likely for the best as he hasn’t been the same since he fell ill in late March. Two points in 21 NHL games does not do him justice. Edric Joseph

March 2019 – It took nine games for Myers to pot his first NHL goal, much to the delight of his Flyers teammates as they continue to push for a playoff berth. As much as he has been a force for Lehigh Valley, he boasts shutdown rearguard potential and as such should be kept in mind by those that are looking for penalty minutes and blocks in fantasy hockey seasons to come. Through it all, he is making many executives look silly for passing him up when they had the chance to secure his services. A Flyers blue line sporting the truculent likes of Myers and Morin will prove to be nothing if not troublesome for opposing teams. Edric Joseph

July 2018 – He dropped off when making the transition to professional hockey, that being said Philippe Myers held his own in his first season with the LeHigh Valley Phantoms. In his defence, he was used sparingly on the powerplay and was given heavy minutes in other situations. He was deployed in ways that drew on his defensive acumen. Even so, he finished the season second in points by a Phantoms defenseman. Despite the tough assignments, Myers endured that which he was delegated rather well for a rookie. He will need to work his way onto the powerplay to get some main roster consideration and perhaps fantasy value down the road. Edric Joseph

August 2017- Philippe Myers has put on a lean 10 pounds over the summer which is pleasing to see as he has the frame for it, standing at six-foot-five. It should make for a training camp where he is not set up to fail like he was last year having attended camp relatively soon after hip surgery. Edric  Joseph

February 2017 – Injuries notwithstanding, Philippe Myers has been a terrific find for the Philadelphia Flyers. Myers has been a menace on both ends of the ice this year filling the statsheet with a plus-nine, 19 points and 30 minutes in the sin bin so far. He also made an impact as a depth defenseman for Team Canada at the World Juniors and has shown little reason to doubt that he can do the same for the Flyers in good time. Edric Joseph

June 2016 –The Philadelphia Flyers have arguably the top defensive prospects in the NHL and the free agent addition of Myers adds to their embarrassment of riches. Myers passed through two NHL drafts and was invited to the Philadelphia rookie camp in 2015. Flyers brass were impressed and knew what they had in Myers and quickly signed him to his ELC before returning him to junior where he had a breakout season with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies scoring 45 points with a league leading plus -52 rating. Myers was on display at the Memorial Cup where he was a first power play mainstay and teammates looked to find him in Ovechkins spot at the top of the faceoff circle looking for his deadly one-timer. Myers has size and strength to play the physical game at the pro level and has above average skating ability for large defencemen. Myers reads the play well both defensively and offensively and demonstrates excellent gap control as well as sound decisions in transitional offensive breakout passes and reads. He has the puck control skills to carry the puck up the ice, and the speed to recover quickly if there is a turnover. At 19 years old, he has one more year of junior eligibility before he will turn pro, likely spending at least one season in the AHL. He has some formidable competition he will compete with to earn an NHL job on the Philadelphia blueline with Ivan Provorov, Shane Gostisbehere, and Travis Sanheim, but if he continues to develop at his current rate it will be impossible to keep him out of the NHL for long. Peter Harling

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 25, 1997
Height 6‘5”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Moncton Hawks PWQC Int PW2 0 00 6|        
 2012-2013 Moncton Flyers U18 AAANBPEIMU18HL35 2 1214 26|Playoffs9 3 58
  Team New Brunswick QGC-165 0 00 2|        
 2013-2014 Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL46 0 44 11|Playoffs9 0 33