2020 NHL Draft: Two players the Philadelphia Flyers should trade up for

Seth Jarvis (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Seth Jarvis (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Flyers should take a look at these players at the 2020 NHL Draft.

With the league being frozen since March 12, many Philadelphia Flyers fans are wondering how the 2020 NHL Draft positioning will be affected. There have been reports that the draft could still potentially take place in June and positioning will be decided by point percentage, meaning the bottom 11 teams in the league will remain the same for the lottery.

What does this mean for teams near the top of the standings? Well, for the most part they’ll be staying put, meaning they’ll pick in whichever spot they finished during the regular season based off point percentage.

For the Flyers, it means they’ll be picking sixth from last in the draft, which means they’ll be picking 26th overall out of 31 teams. Let’s take a look a couple players I’d like the Flyers to trade up for in the 2020 NHL Draft.

The first player is Seth Jarvis. Jarvis is smaller in stature at 5’9, 172 lbs and started off a bit slow this season for the Portland Winterhawks but seemingly flipped a switch through the final 29 games as he went on to score 60+ points in the final half of the season, bringing his total to 94 in 56 games while also scoring 41 times.

As described by Brandon Holmes (@BHolmes_Hockey), “Jarvis is a very shifty, agile player with good puck skills, good two way hockey sense, hard shot for a smaller player and has a high ceiling”, a recipe for a potential top end player. The Flyers could use some more fun offensive talent in the system and I believe Seth Jarvis could fill that void. Holmes has Seth Jarvis ranked 19 in his latest prospect ranking list.

The other player I’d like to see the Flyers move up in the NHL Draft for is another offensive talent and WHL player in Connor Zary. Zary had a very solid season for the Kamloops Blazers as he went on to record 86 points in 57 games and scored 38 times. At 6’0 181 lbs, Zary has more size than Jarvis but is seen as less dynamic of a talent, as Jarvis has passed him in Brandon’s latest OHL rankings.

Zary is said to be a player who possesses excellent vision and passing ability and proved so this year while quarter backing Kamloops power play.  At the very minimum he is said to be a third line center but will most likely be a top two play-making Center in the NHL.

In a normal draft with less offensive talent Zary would be a sure thing top 10 pick, but with this year being so stocked with offensive talent, some experts see him going in the 15-20ish range. Just out of reach for Philly.

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Who would you like to see the Flyers take with the 26th overall pick? Or would you like to see them trade up for one of the above mentioned prospects?