2015 NHL Draft: Ivan Provorov to Philadelphia Flyers


The Philadelphia Flyers select Ivan Provorov with the 7th pick in the NHL Draft.

Provorov is also a two-way defender like Hanifin. Provorov is a player to keep and eye on to see if he makes the NHL club.


What scouts are saying: 

"“A strong transitional blueliner…a smooth skater that keeps up with quicker opponents and can create some separation with a decent first step…very patient and poised with the puck…moves the puck in a way that will translate well at the next level… always makes forward progress when he is on the ice…shows good patience and purpose in his decisions…strong in the corners…hockey sense elevates the effectiveness of all his other abilities…a distributor of the puck that can head up a power play with great vision…steady and reliable at both ends” – Future Considerations"

"“An offensively gifted defenceman who can direct the game’s pace when the puck is on his stick. Provorov is a quick and agile skater with an accurate release on his shot, which he can get off anywhere below the blue line; creates many chances on the power play and can even create offense during the penalty kill. Is an adroit and creative passer who knows how to use his teammates well. All-in-all, a complete defenceman who knows how goals are scored and executes accordingly.” – Elite Prospects"

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