Flames Assign Andrew Mangiapane To OHL

He had a good showing, but it was not meant to be – at least this season. Despite a pretty good showing in Penticton and a decent training camp with the NHL group, 19-year-old winger Andrew Mangiapane has been returned to the OHL’s Barrie Colts.

Calgary’s sixth rounder in this past June’s NHL Draft, Mangiapane scored at a torrid pace in 2014-15 after being passed over in the 2014 Draft. He probably wasn’t picked in 2014 because he was small and didn’t have insane offensive numbers, and he fell to the sixth round (despite his insane offensive numbers) because of his size.

The Flames probably feel like Mangiapane’s found money right now. He’s fast, he’s creative and he’s seemingly fearless in the dirty areas. He had 105 points for Barrie last season. He might be able to top that in 2015-16. He won’t ever be a large physical presence – he’s listed by the Colts as 5’10” and 170 pound – but he might end up being a really good pro hockey player in a short while.

The roster move reduces the Flames to the following 58 players remaining in camp.

Goaltenders (7)
Jonas Hiller Karri Ramo Joni Ortio
Jon Gillies Kent Simpson Mason McDonald
Nick Schneider
Defensemen (20)
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie Dougie Hamilton
Kris Russell Dennis Wideman Deryk Engelland
Ladislav Smid Jakub Nakladal Ryan Wilson
Tyler Wotherspoon Aaron Johnson Douglas Murray
Brett Kulak Ryan Culkin Kenney Morrison
Rasmus Andersson Oliver Kylington Patrick Sieloff
Dustin Stevenson Keegan Kanzig
Forwards (31)
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Lance Bouma Sam Bennett Michael Frolik
Micheal Ferland Mikael Backlund David Jones
Joe Colborne Matt Stajan Josh Jooris
Brandon Bollig Markus Granlund Paul Byron
Mason Raymond Bill Arnold Emile Poirier
Drew Shore Derek Grant Morgan Klimchuk
Austin Carroll Kennny Agostino Hunter Smith
Bryce van Brabant Turner Elson Garnet Hathaway
Mitchell Heard Louick Marcotte Ryan Lomberg
Blair Riley

(Format gleefully stolen from Jonathan Willis at Cult of Hockey)

  • beloch

    Mangiapane’s NHLE of 36.4 from last season compares favorably to some first round picks, such as Morgan Klimchuk (NHLE of 31.3), who is emphatically not considered a disappointment, even for a first rounder! That’s how much of a steal picking this kid in the sixth round was.

    Mangiapane passed the eye test with flying colors at Penticton too. You simply don’t expect a sixth rounder to be one of your key offensive players just one year after he was first draft eligable. Yet, he was.

    Mangiapane has the ability to turn pro now but, unfortunately, is still too young to be AHL eligable. The challenge for him will be to continue to progress even though he’s playing in a league that’s too easy for him. A lot of players who are held back by their age waste a season.

    • OKG

      He got himself into the top 10 of OHL scoring this year, but was only #3 on scoring in Barrie finishing 8 points behind Blandisi (Devils overager prospect) and 3 points behind LaBlanc (Sharks prospect, 5 months older). Blandisi is pro now, so Mangiapane might find himself centering that line this year instead of the wing.

      My hope is that he pulls ahead of LeBlanc in scoring on the team and also pushes himself into top 5 status in the OHL. Going from 1.53 PPG to 1.65+ PPG would do the trick. If he’s really going for it though, go full Mitch Marner and score 2.00 PPG 😀

  • Burnward

    He should arrive in the NHL about the same time as Kournakov….now that would be a two-thirds of a third scoring line..Paul Byron on LW?
    Possible nickname for Mangiapane: Half-loaf