Getting called up during the season is certainly a thrill.
But there’s nothing like breaking training camp as a bona fide NHL player.
Right, Morgan Frost?
“It was a really-great moment,” the former Soo Greyhounds star said of learning he’d made the Philadelphia Flyers 23-man roster.
General manager Chuck Fletcher gave Frost the good news on Tuesday.
“He told me I’d had a good camp and that I was going to make the team,” added Frost, a five-foot-11, 170-pound native of Aurora, Ont.
The 21-year-old, who begins the 2021 season as the Flyers 13th forward, was not expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday’s regular season opener against Pittsburgh at the Wells Fargo Centre.
“I thought Morgan played well throughout camp and deserved to be part of our starting group,” head coach Alain Vigneault told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper following Tuesday’s camp session in Voorhees, N.J.
Asked who he contacted first after learning he’d made the team, Frost said his father, Andy Frost, a popular Canadian radio personality now working in Winnipeg.