Philadelphia Flyers top prospect won't sign with the team, heads back to school

Published March 25, 2023 at 8:43

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.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman doesn't view this move as a surprise for the young forward, given that this is likely the best scenario for his development.

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.

The Flyers won't be competing for a playoff in the near future. When they are ready to make a playoff push for a playoff spot , a player like Gautheir, he'll go a long way in helping the cause.
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