Mika Cyr has been in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the last four seasons. Two of which, he was the assistant captain for the Moncton Wildcats. He comes from New Brunswick, Canada, so the Q is naturally where he would get recruited. He has been draft eligible for the last three years, but has been passed over each and every time.
Cyr is not a big guy. Not even breaking the six-foot mark, and hasn’t even hit 180 pounds. Why does this matter? NHL GM’s for some reason have a fixation on size. Sure, you don’t want a tiny guy out, more likely to get hurt, can’t screen a goalie as well, etc. But I bet Mika is fast as fuck. It’s not always about the size of the boat – sometimes it’s the motion in the ocean baby.
In 146 QMJHL games, he has put up 59 goals, and 128 points. Each year he exceeded his previous mark. He was leading the Wildcats on an impressive post season run, until they ran into the juggernaut known as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. I know it’s a mouthful, and pardon my French – didn’t mean to offend anyone. They went on to win the Memorial Cup as the best team in the Canadian Hockey League.
The Flyers development camp is going on as I write, and you read this. I can’t wait to get out to Voorhees on Friday to see this welterweight light it up in the 5v5 games. I’m hoping Chuck does the right thing and locks this kid up before someone else does. He would look great in some Royal Purple. Also who wouldn’t want a Cyr jersey and to laugh at the Yotes for letting him walk.