Philippe Myers

Philadelphia Flyers
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Fantasy Summary

An undrafted late bloomer with top-four upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.8
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 25, 1997
Height 6‘5”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Moncton Flyers NBPEIMMHL 35 2 12 14 26 | Playoffs 9 3 5 8
  Team New Brunswick QGC-16 5 0 0 0 2 |          
 2013-2014 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 46 0 4 4 11 | Playoffs 9 0 3 3
  Canada Atlantic U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 Team Red U18-Dev 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 60 2 6 8 55 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 15 
 2015-2016 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 63 17 28 45 44 | Playoffs 20 4 12 16 18 
  Rouyn-Noranda Huskies M-Cup 5 1 1 2 4 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 34 10 25 35 46 | Playoffs 13 3 6 9 14 
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 4 0 3 3 4 |          
 2017-2018 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 50 5 16 21 54 | Playoffs 13 3 4 7 12 
 2018-2019 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 21 1 1 2 2 |          
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 53 9 24 33 78 |          
  Canada WC 7 0 1 1 0 |          
 2019-2020 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 3 1 4 0 |          
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 6 0 4 4 4 |          

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