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    Flyers sign 2017 draftees, Frost and Ratcliffe to ELC

    http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphi...evel-contracts

    Tom Dougherty

    It turns out, the Flyers' offseason isn't exactly over just yet.

    The Flyers on Thursday afternoon signed 2017 draft picks Morgan Frost and Isaac Ratcliffe to their entry-level contracts.

    Frost and Ratcliffe join Nolan Patrick as the second- and-third draftees from June's draft to sign. Patrick was the No. 2 overall pick, while Frost was the 27th overall and Ratcliffe the 35th.

    Hextall ended up trading up to draft both Frost and Ratcliffe, as he selected three forwards in the first 35 picks and two in the first round.

    It was the second draft in three years the Flyers had two first-round picks. The other was in 2015 when the Flyers drafted Ivan Provorov seventh overall and traded up to pick Travis Konecny.

    Frost was drafted with the first of two first-round picks acquired from the St. Louis Blues in the Brayden Schenn trade. The Flyers will get another first-round pick from St. Louis in either 2018 or 2019.

    Some considered Frost to be a reach at No. 27, but the Flyers became enamored with the 18-year-old's hockey sense. During development camp, Frost described himself as a playmaker more than a scorer.

    "I think you're always going to see more with more assists than goals," Frost said then.

    The Flyers traded three draft picks — the 44th, 75th and 108th overall picks — to the Arizona Coyotes on Day 2 of the NHL draft in order to select the 6-foot-6 Ratcliffe.

    Ratcliffe was considered by many to be a late first-round pick. Hextall and his scouting staff liked the winger enough to trade three picks, which the organization values greatly under the current regime, to get Ratcliffe.

    The London, Ontario, native scored 28 goals and 54 points in 67 games last season with the OHL's Guelph Storm. He scored twice in five games for Team Canada in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

    "I'm a big guy, I think I can play both offensively and defensively," Ratcliffe said June 24. "Really, that full-ice game and playing all areas in the zone. Adding that to their lineup, and being able to maneuver my way into their lineup, being with a lot of those guys … I think I can bring a lot to the table."

    With Frost and Ratcliffe signed, the Flyers now have 48 contracts on the books. The limit is 50.


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    Hmmm.....getting very close to that contract limit.


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