For the second time this month, the Flames are set to sign an undrafted collegiate free agent. According to the Tim Wharnsby of the CBC, UMD Bulldog defender Brady Lamb will be Flames property in the near future.
At 6’2, 215 pounds and 23-years old, the native Calgarian is already bigger and older than most prospects. He has spent four seasons playing for Minnesota Duluth where he alternated between low and high point totals. His final season was his high water mark where he managed 9 goals and 31 points from the back-end, the best amongst Bulldog blueliners.
According to the team’s website, Lamb is known for his hard shot and his ability to block opponents shots. He’s also a right hander, which is rare in the Flames system currently.
At 23, Lamb is already well into his development curve relative to most kids. Matt Pelech, for example, is just 11 months older than Lamb and he has played 5 professional seasons already. So there won’t be much of a window for Lamb to grow into a pro. It should be evident within his first year in the org whether he’s an asset of value or not.