June 29 2014 09:30AM
The draft is over!
But now there's a lot of things that will happen in rapid succession: qualifying offers to RFAs, free agency and Flames summer development camp.
June 28 2014 12:53PM
June 28 2014 11:29AM
The final pick of the Flames 2014 entry draft is right in line with the rest of the team's activity - Austin Carroll is a big, 20 year old winger out of the WHL who has size (6'3" 215 pounds) and truculence (115 PIMs last year). He was passed over in each of the last two drafts and was actually at the Flames development camp last year as an invite.
June 28 2014 11:14AM
The second defender taken by the Flames in the 2014 entry draft is large Swedish defender Adam Ollas Mattsson in the 6th round. The 17-year old stands 6'4" and weighs in at 214 pounds, so he's already NHL-sized (which seems to have become a theme for the Flames day-2 activities in Philadelphia). He is described by most scouts as a smart, defensive minded-defender, although the major knock against him seems to be his skating. He doesn't appear to have any offense to his game either.
June 28 2014 09:33AM
The Flames have acquired winger Brandon Bollig from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the 83rd overall selection, originally acquired for Lee Stempniak. So that trade is now Lee Stempniak for Brandon Bollig.