The Flyers again select a goalie, this time Nicola Riopel from Moncton of the QMJHL in the fifth round. The 6’0, 170 lbs., backstop posted a 2.05 GAA in 59 games with the Wildcats. Riopel’s signature is his speed and agility. He doesn’t have the size preferred, but he can move in the crease well. Somewhat of a long shot, Riopel has a questionable glove, but with some coaching and luck, the Flyers may have a keeper in the organization.
With the #142nd pick in the 2009 NHL draft, the Flyers select G–Nicola Riopel
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