Flyers sign Bobby Brink to three-year, entry-level contract
The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Sunday that they have signed forward Bobby Brink to a three-year, entry-level contract that will begin this season.
BREAKING: We have signed forward @BobbyBrink19, the club's second-round pick (34th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract which will begin this season. https://t.co/Wa0oltSdMN
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 10, 2022
Brink, a 2019 second-round pick by Philadelphia, is coming off a memorable season with the University of Denver Pioneers. Brink led the entire NCAA in assists (43) and total points (57), and was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top collegiate player in the country. Brink’s Pioneers just clinched their ninth National Championship on Saturday night in a lopsided 5-1 victory over Minnesota State in the Frozen Four final.
“We’re very excited to have Bobby under contract after an outstanding career in college hockey that concluded with a National Championship,” said Flyers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “Bobby possesses a high compete level combined with terrific hockey sense and offensive skill that has led him to succeed at every level he has played in his young career.”
The Minnetonka, Minnesota native leaves Denver for Philadelphia after three seasons, in which he scored 27 goals and 65 assists for 92 points in 84 games as a Pioneer. On top of being a Hobey Baker Award finalist, Brink was named NCHC Player of the Year, NCHC Forward of the Year, All-NCHC First Team, and First Team (West) All-American.
The 20 year-old Brink has also represented the United States in multiple tournaments as well. He helped win bronze at the 2019 U18 World Junior Championships, and he also appeared in the 2020 and 2021 World Junior Championships. 2021 saw Team USA bring home gold, as Brink and fellow Flyers prospect Cam York were a part of the winning squad.
The forward is now one of four 2019 Flyers draft picks under contract, joining a trio of defensemen in York, Ronnie Attard, and Mason Millman. The former two are currently playing with the Flyers and Brink will be joining them soon. Brink could make his NHL debut as soon as Tuesday night when the Flyers travel to Washington to take on the Capitals.