Some of the NHL's top draft prospects headed a clinic for players from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation on Thursday, supervising drills and giving tips to the youngsters at the refurbished Scanlon Rink in Kensington.
"It was like, 'Wow,' " defenseman Aaron Ekblad, who is expected to be selected No. 1 overall by Florida, said of the young players' ability.
Snider, chairman of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, proudly watched the clinic from the other side of the boards.
"It's exciting all the way around, particularly for the kids," he said. "They're going to remember this forever."
The NHL prospects, all of whom figure to be selected in the first round Friday at the Wells Fargo Center, enjoyed focusing on the players from the foundation.