It’s been quite a ride already with the Flames keeping 13th overall and picking Sven Bartschi and then trading Robyn Regehr, but the draft isn’t even half over yet. Today the action resumes at 9am MST.
The Flames still have four more picks to make this year, assuming no more trades are made:
– 45th (2nd round)
– 57th (second round)
– 104th (4th round)
– 164th (6th round)
Both second rounders are from the Erixon deal. There are quite a few interesting names left on the list of eligibles currently, including Rocco Grimaldi and Bartschi linemate Ty Rattie, both of whom were considered first round talents on a lot of lists. Swedish center Victor Rask is still on the board, as are Brandon Saad, Boone Jenner and Thomas Jurco. A few other sleepers to keep in mind are Daniel Catenacci, Seth Amborz and russian forward Alexander Khoklachev (76 points in the OHL last year). If the team wants to focus on defenders, David Musil and Adam Clendening will be available today. They come from opposite ends of the defender spectrum with Musil being a bigger, defensive-type and Clendening a smaller, mobile, offensive-type.
The FN crew will be taking in the action from various angles today. We’ll stop by in the comments and have more content ready as things shake out.