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Flyers select defenseman Mark Friedman 86th overall

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 2:50 PM ET / News
By Julie Bacanskas
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Flyers select defenseman Mark Friedman 86th overall
Flyers select defenseman Mark Friedman 86th overall in the Fourth Round
NICOLAS AUBE-KUBEL (2ND ROUND - 48TH OVERALL)

DAY TWO
WATCH: Director of Scouting Chris Pryor on each pick's talent
READ: Get to know forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel
WATCH: Aube-Kubel meets the Philly media
WATCH: Aube-Kubel 1 on 1 interview
WATCH: Fourth Round Pick -- Mark Friedman 1 on 1
READ: Get to know defenseman Mark Friedman

DAY ONE
READ: Greenberg - Why was Sanheim 17th?
READ: Sanheim's journey lands him in Philadelphia as a Flyer
WATCH: Travis Sanheim gets picked 17th overall by Ron Hextall
WATCH: Travis Sanheim 1-on-1 interview after selection
WATCH: Ron Hextall talks about why he picked Sanheim
WATCH: Sanheim meets the Philly media for the first time
READ: Full Press Release on Travis Sanheim

After selecting a forward in the second round, the Flyers moved back to their defensive mindset, selecting blueliner Mark Friedman with the 86th pick.

Friedman just concluded his second season with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL.

He played a total of 51 games for the Black Hawks this past season, accumulating 10 goals and 30 assists.

Next year, the defenseman will move on to play NCAA hockey for Bowling Green.

Originally, Friedman was scheduled to begin his time with Bowling Green during the 2013-2014 year, but after a bit of a class credit related mix up, he played one more season with Waterloo.

Friedman attributes that extra year of junior hockey to his development as a player.

“I think I’ve become a more two way player,” Friedman said. “Before, I just relied more on my offense, and now I can really rely on my defense. I hope to bring a two way game.”

Overall, Friedman is described as an offensive defenseman and compares his style of play to that of Chicago Blackhawk Johnny Oduya.

“I’m a scoring defenseman,” said Friedman. “I like to join the rush, but I can also play defense so I know I can rely on all aspects of my game. Hopefully that’ll get me to where I want to be.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 75 21 53 7 74
C. Giroux 74 22 46 1 68
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 75 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 75 13 17 1 30
M. Read 73 7 22 -7 29
M. Del Zotto 57 9 19 -5 28
M. Raffl 60 19 6 6 25
V. Lecavalier 51 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 10 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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