This Date In Flyers History...June 23
Thursday, 06.23.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
June 23, 2001...Flyers Active In First Day Of NHL Entry Draft
|Patrick Sharp was second on the team in scoring with 21 points (8G,13A) in 21 games as the Phantoms won the Calder Cup.|
On this date in 2001, the Flyers were active in the first day of the NHL Entry Draft. The team made two trades and drafted two players in the first three rounds of the draft.
The Flyers traded their second round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft to the Florida Panthers in exchange for the rights to Jiri Dopita. In their second trade of the day, the Flyers traded their first round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Ottawa's first round and seventh round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and Tampa Bay's second round pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
With the first round pick acquired from Ottawa, 27th overall, the Flyers selected defenseman Jeff Woywitka. In the third round (95th overall), the Flyers selected center Patrick Sharp.