The Emergence of Tyson Foerster

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With key players like Travis Konecny and Jamie Drysdale being forced out of the lineup due to injuries. One would think that the Flyers’ recent success would stall, but the emergence of one particular rookie has made sure that has not been the case.

The Flyers 2020 1st round pick Tyson Foerster, who Philadelphia selected from the Ontario Hockey Leagues Barrie Colts, has scored five goals in his last five games played for the Flyers. Yes, at just 22 years old, this 6’2 215 pound winger who garners a howitzer of a shot has finally seemed to find his rhythm playing in the NHL. Through 55 games, Tyson now has 14 goals and 12 assists on the season for a total of 26 points. And if he continues at this pace, Foerster is projected to finish the season with 20 goals and 37 points.

His exciting play has seen him rapidly become a new fan favorite as well as one of his coach’s new preferred options. While others his age have found themselves in and out of the lineup at times this season, Tyson has been a mainstay. That’s because even when Foerster seemed snake-bitten at times this season, he never gave up. If you have been keeping an eye on him like I have, you can attest that Tyson appears to be like a sponge while out on the ice. He is learning something new every time he jumps those boards and uses that knowledge gained to better choose his shot selection the very next shift.

And this only bodes well for the team. Foerster’s game shows no sign of leveling off any time soon. So, I expect him to continue to grow his game and develop into a force to be reckoned with in Philly for many years to come.

Lance Green

I’m a lifelong Flyers fan who has been playing the sport of Ice Hockey we all know and love competitively for over 30 years now. I grew up playing in-between the pipes where I was able to take in the whole game and analysis just what the team needed to do to help us win. Over the years I always enjoyed reading and gaining as much knowledge as possible about this great sport, but always thought it lacked something. A players prospective!