The Philadelphia Flyers are making a habit of turning prospects into the center of attention.
Last season, rookies Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier and Matt Read played gigantic roles in getting the Flyers into the playoffs and past the hated Penguins to the second round.
Only a year prior, unknown goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky wound up starting in net for the defending Eastern Conference champions, becoming a focal point of Flyers hockey for a tumultuous two seasons.
This season, Philadelphia’s depth on offense and defense makes it a bit harder for prospects to crack the starting lineup, especially those still playing in juniors, who would need to make the team in the first nine games of the season.
Nonetheless, Philadelphia prospects always possess the power to surprise. Here are five names to look out for in 2012-13.