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And as for Alex Lyon, the ...
And as for Alex Lyon, the Yale goalie who signed as a free agent in April, the Flyers were one of at least eight teams that lined up in Chicago this spring to see if they could win the sweepstakes.
"Our approach is a very honest approach," Hextall said during this week's development camp, which Lyon
and Hart attended.
"I want to develop," said Lyon
, who will likely be part of a tandem with Stolarz for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this season.
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Flyers sign Yale goaltender Alex Lyon to entry-level contract - Broad Street Hockey
sign Yale goaltender Alex Lyon
to entry-level contract
This morning, in Elliotte Friedman's always-informative "30 Thoughts" column, the Sportsnet reporter noted that the Philadelphia Flyers
were one of the teams in the running to sign Yale goaltender Alex Lyon
6. One reporter's guess on the list for Yale free-agent goalie Alex Lyon?
Carolina, Chicago, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Philadelphia.
Just hours later, Philadelphia apparently succeeded in making a strong enough pitch to Lyon
, and added the intriguing young prospect to their pipeline.
The #Flyers have agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with goaltender Alex Lyon
from Yale University
- Philadelphia Flyers
(@NHLFlyers) April 5, 2016
Lyon is a 23-year old American goaltender who has spent the last three years playing for the Yale Bulldogs of the ECAC.
Over the past two seasons, he
has been one of the top netminders in collegiate hockey, posting a 15-7-4 record with a 0.938 save percentage in his
sophomore season and an 19-8-4 record with a 0.936 save percentage in his
just-concluded junior year.
goalie was named a finalist for the Mike Richter Award (given to the best netminder in college) in both his
sophomore and junior seasons, and was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award given to the best overall player in college hockey this year.
There's little risk in signing a player who showed collegiate promise to an entry-level deal, and Lyon
joins a goalie pipeline in Philadelphia that currently includes Anthony Stolarz, Felix Sandstrom, Matej Tomek and Ivan Fedotov.
will likely be given every chance to make the Lehigh Valley Phantoms next season.
Goalies are notoriously difficult to scout, so the best way to find a franchise netminder is to stock the pipeline with lots of options with upside.
college statistics are any indication, Lyon
Alex Lyon, ...
Alex Lyon, Yale
The four other finalists for the ...
The four other finalists for the Mike Richter award this year were Kevin Boyle (UMass Lowell), Cam Johnson (North Dakota), Charlie Lindgren (St. Cloud State) and Alex Lyon (Yale).
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That was guaranteed today (Tuesday) when it was announced on the team's website, by Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall, that Lyon signed an entry-level NHL contract with the Flyers.
MEN'S HOCKEY: Alex Lyon '17 signs with NHL's Philadelphia Flyers - Yale Daily News (blog)
MEN'S HOCKEY: Alex Lyon '17 signs with NHL's Philadelphia Flyers
Yale Daily News (blog)
Yale men's hockey goaltender Alex Lyon '17, the most decorated netminder in program history, has signed an entry-level NHL contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, becoming the first Bulldog to leave Yale early for the pros in more than a decade.