NHL 20 Team Guide: Philadelphia Flyers Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Philadelphia Flyers to glory with this roster?

Before the lockdown came about, and with a mere 13 games to go, the Philadelphia Flyers were in with a genuine shot at winning the Metropolitan Division.

The Flyers have been stockpiling top prospects for years, and now it’s starting to pay off, especially on the blueline and in net.

In this NHL 20 team guide, you can find all of the players on the Philadelphia Flyers roster, the best Flyers prospects, upcoming picks, and where the team and prospect pool needs improving.

The latest roster at the time (31 March Roster) was used for this guide.

Sean Couturier, Center, 88 OVR

Age: 26
Nationality: Canadian
Position: Two-Way Center
Height/Weight: 191cm, 96kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 92, Defensive Awareness, 91 Endurance, Stick Checking

Sean Couturier has been a solid two-way center for the Flyers since he fully broke out in the 2017/18 season.

Since then, the American has put up two seasons of 76 points, and this season, he scored 22 goals, 59 points, and held a mighty +21 rating.

Better still, he’s been indomitable in the duel, winning 59.6 per cent of his 909 faceoffs.

In NHL 20, Couturier stands 191cm, 96kg, with lofty ratings of 92 for defensive awareness, 90 for faceoffs, 85 for poise, 91 for stick checking, and 90 for passing.

Ivan Provorov, Defenseman. 85 OVR

Age: 22
Nationality: Russian
Position: Two-Way Defenseman
Height/Weight: 185cm, 91kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 94 Endurance, 90 Durability, 89 Stick Checking

Having been taken seventh overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Ivan Provorov burst into Philadelphia’s NHL lines for the start of the 2016/17 season and has played in every game since.

The Russian defenseman has become a pivotal member of Pilly’s powerplay unit, clocking seven goals and nine assists on the man-advantage this season.

Provorov boasts a very high ceiling in NHL 20, and while still only being 22-years-old, the mobile blueliner is already rated 85 OVR.

The two-way defenseman’s best attribute ratings in NHL 20 include his 94 endurance, 90 durability, 89 stick checking, 88 acceleration, 87 agility, and 87 speed.

Carter Hart, Goaltender, 84 OVR

Age: 21
Nationality: Canadian
Position: Hybrid Goaltender
Height/Weight: 188cm, 82kg
Glove: Left
Best Stats: 90 Speed, 89 Agility, 88 Angles, Glove Low, Stick Low

The Flyers have been waiting a long time for Carter Hart to become NHL-ready, with the team dealing with a long line of mediocrity in the crease since drafting the Canadian in 2016.

Last season, Hart finally made his way up and put in some strong performances across his 31 games. This season, with an increased workload, the 21-year-old achieved some decent numbers of 2.42 GAA and .914 save percentage.

While only rated 84 OVR at the start of NHL 20, Hart quickly becomes one of the top-rated goaltenders overall. He’s one of the best young players in the game, let alone the best young goaltender.

Play Hart as the dominant starter from the off, and you’ll quickly see his overall rating climb into the 90s, with his current 90 speed, 89 agility, 87 recover, and 87 rebound control already good enough to win some games.

NHL 20 Philadelphia Flyers Roster

From the latest update, 31 March Online Roster, this is how the Philadelphia Flyers first lines start.

Even though Claude Giroux is listed as a center in NHL 20, his deployment on the left wing of Line 1 perfectly complements the two-way play of Couturier and shooting ability of Jakub Voracek.

However, as one of the best faceoff centers in the game, Giroux’s talents are a bit wasted out wide.

Claude Giroux (88) – Sean Couturier (88) – Jakub Voracek (86)
Ivan Provorov (85) – Matt Niskanen (83)
Carter Hart (84)

NameOverallAgePositionRoleShootsBest Stats
Sean Couturier8826CenterTwo-WayLeft92 Defensive Awareness, 91 Endurance, 91 Stick Checking
Claude Giroux8831CenterPlaymakerRight94 Passing, 94 Puck Control, 93 Deking
Travis Konecny8522CenterTwo-WayRight90 Deking, 90 Puck Control, 89 Wrist Shot Accuracy
Kevin Hayes8227CenterPower ForwardLeft90 Balance, 90 Strength, 88 Slap Shot Power
Nolan Patrick8120CenterPower ForwardRight87 Slap Shot Power, 87 Wrist Shot Power, Balance
Derek Grant7829CenterTwo-WayLeft87 Durability, 85 Strength, 85 Speed
James van Riemsdyk8430Left WingSniperLeft90 Slap Shot Power, 89 Deking, 89 Hand-Eye
Oskar Lindblom8223Left WingTwo-WayLeft90 Discipline, 90 Durability, 88 Stick Checking
Scott Laughton7925Left WingTwo-WayLeft90 Durability, 87 Body Checking, 87 Aggressiveness
Michael Raffl7930Left WingTwo-WayLeft87 Speed, 87 Acceleration, 87 Agility
Joel Farabee7819Left WingTwo-WayLeft85 Slap Shot Power, 85 Speed, 85 Aggressiveness
Jakub Voracek8630Right WingPlaymakerLeft93 Passing, 93 Puck Control, 93 Slap Shot Power
Tyler Pitlick7927Right WingTwo-WayRight88 Speed, 88 Acceleration, 87 Slap Shot Power
Nicolas Aube-Kubel7223Right WingSniperRight85 Durability, 84 Speed, 84 Acceleration
Ivan Provorov8522DefensemanTwo-WayLeft94 Endurance, 90 Durability, 89 Stick Checking
Shayne Gostisbehere8526DefensemanOffensiveLeft94 Deking, 91 Speed, 91 Passing
Matt Niskanen8332DefensemanTwo-WayRight92 Endurance, 88 Speed, 88 Stick Checking
Travis Sanheim8323DefensemanTwo-WayLeft90 Endurance, 90 Durability, 88 Defensive Awareness,
Justin Braun8032DefensemanDefensiveRight91 Endurance, 90 Discipline, 89 Shot Blocking
Philippe Myers7822DefensemanTwo-WayRight89 Durability, 88 Slap Shot Power, 87 Endurance
Robert Hagg7724DefensemanDefensiveLeft89 Durability, 88 Endurance, 88 Shot Blocking
Carter Hart8421GoaltenderHybridLeft90 Speed, 89 Agility, 88 Glove Low
Brian Elliott8134GoaltenderHybridLeft87 Speed, 87 Vision, 87 Agility

The Flyers’ lines are filled with highly-rated young players who will only continue to improve.

Philadelphia’s defence is pretty much sorted for the next couple of seasons, all of the best forwards are locked down for several seasons to come, and Hart only becomes an RFA in 2021.

That said, the team could do with a few more dimensions and some different options throughout the lines, with 12 of the 21 skaters programmed to play in a two-way role and two more being power forwards.

Morgan Frost, Center, 75 OVR

Age: 20
Nationality: Canadian
Position: Playmaker Center
Shoots: Left
Potential: Top 6 med

Having eclipsed 100 points in the OHL in back-to-back seasons, Morgan Frost was brought down south to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL for 2019/20.

Having impressed in the minors, Frost was called up to the NHL lines, scoring on his debut and in his second game, putting together seven points in 20 games before returning to the Phantoms.

In NHL 20, given the strength of Philadelphia’s center corps, Morgan Frost isn’t quite NHL-ready just yet.

That said, the Canadian playmaker is still only 20-years old and can be considered for a bump up at the start of the second season of Franchise Mode.

NHL 20 Philadelphia Flyers Top Prospects

Despite how many superb prospects have already burst into the NHL lines, the Flyers still have several exciting talents getting ready to challenge for a Philadelphia spot.

NameOverallPotentialAgePositionRoleBest Stats
Morgan Frost75Top 6 med20CenterPlaymaker90 Discipline, 87 Speed, 87 Acceleration
Isaac Ratcliffe70Top 6 med20CenterPower Forward87 Slap Shot Power, 87 Wrist Shot Power, 85 Balance
German Rubtsov70Top 6 med21CenterTwo-Way85 Durability, 84 Slap Shot Power, 83 Speed
Adam Ginning60Top 4 med19DefensemanTwo-Way84 Slap Shot Power, 83 Wrist Shot Power, 82 Aggressiveness
Mikhail Vorobyev73Top 9 high22CenterTwo-Way86 Slap Shot Power, 85 Wrist Shot Power, 85 Balance
Connor Bunnaman75Top 9 med21CenterGrinder87 Body Checking, 87 Aggressiveness, 86 Stick Checking
Carsen Twarynski75Top 9 med21Left WingGrinder89 Aggressiveness, 87 Balance, 87 Body Checking
Yegor Zamula64Top 6 med19DefensemanTwo-Way85 Durability, 84 Slap Shot Power, 83 Wrist Shot Power
Wyatte Wylie62Top 6 med19DefensemanTwo-Way85 Durability, 84 Slap Shot Power, 83 Wrist Shot Power
Kirill Ustimenko60Fringe Starter med20GoaltenderHybrid82 Endurance, 80 Speed, 80 Durability

Philadelphia Flyers’ upcoming draft picks:

  • 2020 Draft Picks: 1st (PHI), 2nd (PHI), 4th (PHI), 5th (PHI), 7th (PHI),  7th (MON)
  • 2021 Draft Picks: 1st (PHI), 2nd (PHI), 3rd (PHI), 4th (PHI), 6th (PHI), 7th (PHI)
  • 2022 Draft Picks: 1st (PHI), 2nd (PHI), 3rd (PHI), 4th (PHI), 5th (PHI), 6th (PHI), 7th (PHI)

The Flyers’ lines are stacked with high-ceiling talents, and there are plenty of prospects getting ready to challenge those in the NHL.

Perhaps the only particular area that could do with a bit of a boost is on the wings, with the right wing being the shallowest position of the team.

The Philadelphia Flyers are all set to challenge for greatness over the next few seasons, with a bit of trade deadline dealing and some free agency poaching, Philly can very quickly become Stanley Cup favourites in NHL 20.

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Simone Rhea

Started off on PC with classic simulation titles but now plays any game that looks appealing across all three of the major consoles.

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