Storm’s Ratcliffe signs with Flyers

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Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers announced Thursday that they have signed 2017 second round (35th overall) draft pick Isaac Ratcliffe to a three-year, entry-level contract according to general manager Ron Hextall.

An 18-year-old native of London, Ont., Ratcliffe comes off his second OHL season with the Guelph Storm, recording 28 goals, 26 assists and 54 points in 67 games. His 28 goals led the Storm while his 54 points placed him second on the roster as he was named the club’s most improved player for the 2016-17 season.

Ratcliffe also represented Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Slovakia this past April, scoring twice in five games as Canada placed fifth in the 10-team tournament.

Additionally, the 6-foot-6, 200Ib. Ratcliffe competed in the 2017 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Quebec City, scoring a goal in a 7-5 win for Team Cherry.

The Flyers acquired the 35th overall pick to select Ratcliffe from the Arizona Coyotes in a draft-day trade. In exchange, the Flyers dealt the 44th, 75th and 108th overall picks in 2017 to Arizona.

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