Greyhounds’ Frost signs with Flyers

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Philadelphia, PA РThe Philadelphia Flyers announced Thursday that they have signed 2017 first round (27th overall) draft pick Morgan Frost to a three-year, entry-level contract according to general manager Ron Hextall.

An 18-year-old native of Aurora, Ont., Frost comes off his second OHL season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, recording 20 goals, 42 assists and 62 points in 67 games. His 62 points placed him fourth in Greyhounds scoring and were a 35-point improvement from his rookie season when he posted 27 points (7-20–27) in 65 games.

During the 2016-17 season, Frost helped the Greyhounds to a 48-16-3-1 record and a first place finish in the West Division. He scored eight points (2-6–8) in 11 playoff games.

The 5-foot-11, 173Ib. centerman also competed in the 2017 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Quebec City, recording an assist for Team Orr.

The Flyers traded up to acquire Frost with the 27th overall pick in Chicago, also acquiring centerman Jori Lehtera and a conditional first round pick in 2018 from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Brayden Schenn.

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