The Philadelphia Flyers made a rather curious move on Wednesday afternoon by recalling Tyrell Goulbourne from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.
This move has left a lot of people wondering what Ron Hextall is up to with players like Oskar Lindblom, Danick Martel and Mike Vecchione probably deserving a shot at the NHL roster before Goulbourne. However, with both Jori Lehtera and Dale Weise struggling, Hextall is likely thinking that he needs someone who can add some physicality and help on the miserable penalty kill.
Goulbourne was a controversial third-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft because many experts felt he should have been drafted a few rounds later or if it all. After scoring 60 goals and 125 point while added 461 penalty minutes for the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, he has 14 goals and 29 points in 131 career AHL games.
What do you think of this move?
The #Flyers have recalled LW Tyrell Goulbourne from the @LVPhantoms https://t.co/KJoxngqBUd
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 3, 2018