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Philadelphia Flyers top prospect won't sign with the team after meeting with General Manager

Published April 21, 2023 at 12:58
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Philadelphia Flyers prospect Cutter Gauthier has made a big decision on his future. Drafted fifth overall in 2022, the highly coveted player will be heading back to to Boston College for his sophomore season.

Flyers management feel this is the best scenario for his development. The Flyers are at least two to three years away from contending again, there is no reason to rush the prospect.


«On Cutter – we told them about our vision and what we see moving forward, and he had a discussion with his advisor and family, and they decided that it was better for him to go back for another year, which I really don't have a problem with,»
Flyers Interim GM Danny Briere said at his season ending presser.


Briere continued,
«I think it's going to give him the chance to hopefully be even more dominant than he was this year. Another year at World Juniors – I'm really excited about. We're going to get a bigger, better, faster, more mature, Cutter Gauthier the following year. So, I'm really excited about his development this year.»

«If it was easy everyone would do it,» that's the motto that Flyers top prospect Cutter Gauthier lives by. A goal scorer is blossoming at Boston College, and his name is Cutter Gauthier. Gauthier is a fan favorite already and he has yet to play in one game for the Flyers, «If it was easy everyone would do it. I've missed out on a lot of my high school kid things due to the passion of the game, but it's paid off,»
says Gauthier.

Gautheir will look to improve on a solid first season where he scored 16 goals and 37 points in 31 games. These numbers were good enough to lead the Eagles in scoring and earn him a Hockey East Third Team All-Star selection.

The 19 year old born in Sweden already possesses a solid frame for the NHL standing at 6'2″ and weighing 194 pounds.

He is seen by scouts as a player that plays with a lot of pace who can burn defenders with a wide assortment of offensive tools. While his work with the puck is impressive, his work away from the puck is also quite good. He is seen as a player who is dangerous along the boards and can disrupt cycles and win puck battles.

Philadelphia won't be competing anytime soon but when they do Gautheir looks to be a big part of their future.
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