Flyers’ Pick Sam Morin in NHL Draft
NEWARK — When the Flyers’ scouting team met this week in preparation of the draft, injured defenseman Chris Pronger was also at the table adding his input. Now wearing glasses and a suit instead of a helmet and jersey, Pronger also joined management on the stage when the Flyers selected defenseman Sam Morin, of the QMJHL’s Rimouski Oceanic, with the 11th pick.
The 17-year-old, 6-foot-6 behemoth was on another planet. The Lac-Beauport, Quebec native grew up in Montreal idolizing Pronger.
“I like Chris Pronger, but I’m Sam Morin,” the newest Flyer said. “Chris Pronger was a superstar in the NHL. … I don’t know if I’ll be like him, but for sure it’s a good comparison.”
One reporter even suggested Morin looks like Pronger.
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