Flyers officially hire Brad Shaw, release preseason schedule
The Philadelphia Flyers have officially hired Brad Shaw as an assistant coach.
Shaw spent 12 seasons during the mid-80s through the late 90s as a defenseman in the NHL. He served as an assistant under John Tortorella’s coaching staff in Columbus and is now set to join the Flyers bench focusing on the defense.
For a Flyers team that literally played zero defense last year, bringing in Shaw to help fix things up this season seems to be a strong move. He has a history of coaching strong defensive units.
Brad Shaw’s Defense
Shaw helped Tortorella’s Blue Jackets team pull off a first-round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2019 NHL playoffs, holding them to just eight goals during the entire series. During the 2019-2020 season, Shaw led the defense to the third-fewest goals allowed in the NHL with 183.
Flyers Preseason Schedule
Saturday, September 24th: Boston Bruins
Tuesday, September 27th: @ Buffalo Sabres
Wednesday, September 28th: Washington Capitals
Saturday, October 1st: @ Boston Bruins
Sunday, October 2nd: @ New York Islanders
Tuesday, October 4th: New York Islanders
The NHL Draft begins tomorrow night at 7PM. The Philadelphia Flyers hold the 5th pick. We’ll be back with more information courtesy of The Liberty Yell before draft time on what we expect to see at pick number five.