Busy Flames Improve Their Depth At 2015 NHL Draft

Ryan Pike
June 27 2015 12:09PM


The Calgary Flames were a busy bunch this weekend! They were involved in a big trade that brought in a top-four defender, and then swapped picks around to select twice in the second round, then once each in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

Overall, six players joined the Flames organization this weekend.

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Calgary Selects Riley Bruce at 196th Overall

Ryan Pike
June 27 2015 11:33AM

After grabbing some speed and some skill in this year's draft, the Calgary Flames went with a big body with their final selection of the 2015 NHL Draft. They selected defenseman Riley Bruce of the North Bay Battalion at 196th overall.

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Calgary Selects Andrew Mangiapane at 166th Overall

Ryan Pike
June 27 2015 11:09AM

With their sixth round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames finally took somebody born in North America, grabbing Ontario-born center Andrew Mangiapane from the Barrie Colts at 166th overall.

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Calgary Selects Pavel Karnaukhov at 136th Overall

Ryan Pike
June 27 2015 10:39AM

After drafting Swedes with their first two selections in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames went local (but continued to go international) with the selection of Calgary Hitmen forward Pavel Karnaukhov at 136th overall.

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Flames Trade Up, Take Oliver Kylington At 60th Overall

Ryan Pike
June 27 2015 09:20AM


Brad Treliving is not a timid man, it seems.

For the second time in as many days, he made a bold move at the NHL Draft to improve his team. He sent two picks (76th and 83rd) to the Arizona Coyotes for the 60th overall pick, then selected Swedish defender Oliver Kylington.

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