Sep 25, 2023; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Denver Barkey (52) and New Jersey Devils defenseman Santeri Hatakka (82) battle for the puck during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Following a head-turning audition at Philadelphia Flyers rookie and main camp this past September, Denver Barkey was returned to his junior club in London with one primary directive from the Flyers brass.
Make an impact.
"That was the big thing with them -- they wanted me to come back here and make an impact on both sides of the puck, and that was my main focus coming back," Barkey noted in an exclusive phone interview with PHLY Sports last week.
Mission accomplished. Barkey currently leads his London Knights team with 67 points in 42 games, pacing for a whopping 102 on the season -- which would make him the first Flyers' CHL prospect since Morgan Frost to crack the century mark in...
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