June 25 2016 02:31PM
The Calgary Flames arrived in Buffalo hoping to get a few things done. They wanted to get a starting goalie. They wanted to stock their cupboards with some skilled forwards. They wanted to add some size. They wanted to add some right-handed shots.
After two days, seven rounds (and a trade) in Buffalo, I think it's safe to say they've positioned themselves well for the rest of the summer.
Here's a quick rundown of where the Flames sit.
June 25 2016 11:15AM
With their final pick in the draft (as of this writing), the Flames have selected Stepan Falkovsky, a left handed defenceman, from the Ottawa 67's at #186.
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.
June 25 2016 10:41AM
With their first and own pick in the sixth round, the Flames have selected Eetu Tuulola, a right winger from HPK of the Finnish Liiga. Their second foray into the European prospect pool, Tuulola is a massive 6'3", 227 lbs and probably has the hardest name to spell out of all draftees.
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.