By Jenny Masters

The Flyers chose 13th in the NHL draft and picked select center Jett Luchanko from the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.

The Flyers acquired the 13th overall pick and a third-round selection in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for the 12th overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

“The way he plays, the way he works. He’s a complete player,” said Flyers GM Daniel Brière.

“He’s very young still. What he did and how he got better and better as the season went on. We feel he’s just starting to tap his potential. We’re really excited about him.”

Luchanko, 17, collected 74 points (20g-54a) in 68 regular season games with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 5-foot-11, 187-pound native of London, Ontario led the team in assists and points, tied for third in shorthanded goals, ranked fifth in goals, and sixth in power-play goals.

The right-shot center also tallied three assists in four playoff games for Guelph this season. He was awarded the William Hanley Trophy for the OHL’s most sportsmanlike player.

He represented Team Canada in the 2024 Under-18 World Junior Championship, posting two goals and five assists for seven points in seven games to win a gold medal.

“Jett’s a player we are really excited about. A centerman who brings speed, very smart and very detailed at both ends of the rink. As he gets stronger, he’s going to be more and more dynamic. We’re really excited about his potential,” said Brent Flahr, Vice President and Assistant General Manager. “He can play in every situation, whether it’s in Guelph or Team Canada. He’s a leader. Coaches rave about him on both teams. We just think it’s the tip of the iceberg with him. He’s a player that we highly coveted.”

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be selected by the Flyers. Unbelievable feeling,” said Luchanko. “I’m excited to be a Flyer and glad to be a part of this historic franchise.”

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired a conditional first-round selection in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for the 32nd overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.

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