After keeping all three 1st Round Picks and turning them into Sean Monahan, Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuck, the Calgary Flames opted not to make a move into the 2nd Round where they lacked a pick and used their 3rd Rounder – 67th overall – on Victoria Royal defensive giant, Keegan Kanzig.
he six foot seven, 240 pound blueliner scored no goals and seven points in 70 WHL games along with 159 PIM’s. Kanzig was ranked 90th on NHL Numbers’ prospect ranking for this draft. The scouting report for Kanzig is in line with his 159 PIMs. He’s one the meanest players in the draft, little offensive upside (9 assists in 133 games in the WHL) and sketchy skating ability. Great.
Seems like a waste of Calgary’s only mid-range pick.
What can I say, #GRITCHART?