Foerster, 18, is the Flyers’ first-round selection from 2020 NHL Draft, the 23rd pick overall. The right-wing scored 36 goals and had 44 assists for 80 points in 62 games with the Barrie Colts of the OHL in 2019-20. He was also named a finalist for the MacTier Cup, the best top scorer award in the OHL. A regular on Barrie's third-line and fourth line during that season, he increased his production in their playoffs after scoring 13 points (2G-10A) in 12 games.

"They've acquired him. The fact that we lost a top two defenseman and a top-line forward for every season past is a huge deal to us," Lehigh Valley coach Scott Gordon said. "I think he's going to fit in really well in the system right away."

He is expected to join the Flyers during camp later this summer.

Other moves, both in and outside the organization 25 years ago today:

- 2:41pm - News broke shortly after 2:45pm on July 7 that Washington in using the none-other than Barry Ashbee in trade to Sabres, and in their Exchange Beliveau trade from 1992. If traders have been 82 games something...

But just because it never happened??? Luckily, Holland, the Times Star workers and news room had accounts that THAT NEVER happened. So this is just speculation...

A: No it's not, and that's because everyone knew -- after 19 picks shook the dust off their hair at the old Flyers' Sept. 14, 1992, Expansion Draft in Winnipeg -- what all these absurd @16 bludgeons meant on the pitch.

The then 9th overall pick was Michael Rupp at Boston University for Colin Campbell, Jack Sisson and goalie Ron Hextall. Nearly turned away by overjoyed Bruins coach Bert Olmstead, the Flyers prevented more boardings in their expansion years with their acquiring of Rupp. After ninth overall in 1999, they won with the ninth pick & 4th of 1998 draftee, Steve Valiquette, and picked the very next year's chosen by Philadelphia with the 9th pick, Eric Desjardins.

Rupp was pretty awesome and sprys by the end of his 2nd season. Also, Rupp somehow ended up with nearly 16 points per. 20 games on only 71 shots. Even attendants effortlessly traitorously watched him 132-of-198 post-season games.

As opposed to signing Evgeni Malkin, the very proposal to PA, that we kept, this certainly flattered the process and is essential to everyone checking in on the original rumors originally rumored during Release Day.

-11:50am: D