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Flyers rookie on verge of making NHL history


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Travis Politakis
February 1, 2024  (9:27)
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Although the Philadelphia Flyers have skated into the All-Star break on a skid losing five of their last six games, there has still been plenty of bright spots on the season. From a chance at making the playoffs to seeing the development of the Flyers young talent, seeing the progress the franchise has made gives fans great hope.

One Flyers rookie is on the verge of making NHL history with his tremendous defensive efforts thus far this season. According to many sources, Flyers rookie Tyson Foerster is gaining momentum and being talked about as a finalist for The Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive player of the year.
Foerster has been elite on the defensive end this season, coming in second in the league in even-strength defense Goals Above Replacement, with 5.2. Foerster also has been a monster on the forecheck with a 91% forecheck involvement rate and a 74% rate of chance contributions.
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Although Foerster's offensive game isn't quite there year, he still has shown improvement throughout the year and had his best offensive game in the Flyers final matchup before the All-Star break, netting two goals against the Boston Bruins.
Among those impressed with Foerster's abilities and production this season has been none other than head coach John Tortorella, who prides his teams off of the defensive attack.
«To me, the detailed play kind of fast-forwards him as far as what it is to be a pro, and the things you have to do as a National Hockey Leaguer. We didn't realize how equipped he was. He's been our most consistent guy at it – on the team.»
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