Flyers first round draft pick plays nearly half the game in preseason opener.

They waste no time putting him to the test.

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The Philadelphia Flyers made sure they got an extended look at their first round draft pick from the 2015 National Hockey League Draft, Ivan Provorov.

There's no doubt that he was up to the task as Provorov was arguably the Flyers' best defenseman on the ice, playing a massive 28:48 of ice-time and finished with an even shot differential despite the Flyers' getting out shot two to one overall.

There's no doubt that the Flyers are hopeful Provorov will be a part of their NHL roster this season, the liberal use of ice time from head coach Dave Hakstol provided a good scouting opportunity first hand and he stated as much.

"We wanted to see him in different situations and as long as he was handling those ice times we wanted him to play in those situations, said Hakstol as per "There was no number in mind. I don't really want someone playing 27-28 minutes on night number one, but he was doing a good job."

Should Provorov continue to impress in the preseason expect him to be a full time member of this Flyers' roster.