Flyers move up to draft Isaac Ratcliffe, who is ‘going to be a force in the future’
CHICAGO — Isaac Ratcliffe was the biggest player in this year’s NHL draft at 6-foot-6, though a little light at 200 pounds for that frame.
He plays like Wayne Simmonds at the net with a physical edge and he’s a left winger, too.
How badly did the Flyers want him?
So much so, they moved their second-round pick (44) along with a third (75) and fourth (108) to Arizona on Saturday morning to take the Coyotes’ pick at No. 35 and select the big winger from the OHL’s Guelph Storm (see Day 2 tracker).
“They definitely showed interest and going through a trade like that to get me here, it definitely makes me feel happier where I am,” Ratcliffe said.
“Even on top of all the emotions and the excitement I am feeling right now, being in this organization and city, it’s definitely going to be awesome for the future.”