Philadelphia Flyers prospect Tyson Foerster made his NHL debut Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes. He recorded a pair of shots in just under 14 minutes on ice during the Flyers’ 1-0 loss to Carolina.
Foerster was recalled from the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms on an emergency basis due to injuries to forwards Wade Allison and Brendan Lemieux.
The Flyers selected Foerster 23rd overall at the 2020 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-2 winger has recorded 18 goals and 20 assists in 56 games with the Phantoms this season.
Foerster enjoyed a stellar junior career with the OHL’s Barrie Colts, racking up 114 points across 139 contests. He also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2022 World Junior Championship, where he contributed three goals and three helpers in seven games.
Foerster played well in his first taste of the NHL. He showed poise, recorded two shots and blocked three in 13:51 minutes.
The 2020 first-round draft pick had a decent look at ramming one home in the first period but Hurricanes netminder Pyotr Kochetkov was able to cover up the puck.
Foerster saved a goal when he blocked a Svechnikov shot with four and a half minutes left in the second period. The defensive play kept the Flyers within striking distance.