Flames select Matthew Phillips at 166th overall

Ryan Pike
June 25 2016 10:52AM

With their second pick of the sixth round, the Calgary Flames have gone back to the Western Hockey League. Perhaps they have a bit of inside intelligence from head coach Dave Lowry – rumoured to be up for an associate coach spot with the Flames – but the Flames nabbed pint-sized sniper Matthew Phillips at 166th overall.

For those scoring at home, this is the pick they obtained in the David Jones/Niklas Backstrom swap at the trade deadline.

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Flames select Mitchell Mattson at 96th overall

Ryan Pike
June 25 2016 10:17AM

With their fifth round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames have gone back to school. High school, that is. They've selected Minnesota high school center Mitchell Mattson at 126th overall.

What is he? He's big.

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Flames select Adam Fox at 66th overall

Ryan Pike
June 25 2016 09:07AM

The Calgary Flames have made their third round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. They've selected defenseman Adam Fox of the U.S. National Development Program at 66th overall.

(The only photo Getty had of him was from his days with the Long Island minor hockey program when he was 15 or 16.)

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Flames select Tyler Parsons at 54th overall

Ryan Pike
June 25 2016 08:52AM

After a bit of waiting, the Calgary Flames have made their second selection of the 2016 NHL Draft. At 54th overall, with the pick obtained from trading Jiri Hudler to the Florida Panthers, they have selected goaltender Tyler Parsons of the London Knights.

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Flames snag Tkachuk and Elliott on Day 1 of draft

Ryan Pike
June 25 2016 07:00AM

In the run-up to the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, we heard all kinds of crazy rumours about the Calgary Flames. In short? The Flames had been connected to basically every team, pursuing every goalie, and were going to trade everything to get everything else.

What ended up happening was a lot less scary, and much more befitting the poker player that is Flames General Manager Brad Treliving: they used their first round pick to grab Matthew Tkachuk and traded their best second round pick to St. Louis to land themselves goalie Brian Elliott.

They needed a starting goaltender and some additional high-end forwards. They got a starting goaltender and a high-end forward. Now they turn the page towards the second day of the NHL Draft (which begins at 8 a.m. MT).

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