The Flames Organization, Sorted By Acquiring GM

The Calgary Flames added a player to the fold officially yesterday, signing Nick Schneider. That signing, and some discussions I’ve had during the pre-season, led me to this question:

How do the Flames current players fare when you look at which players were acquired by what general managers? (And when?)

With that in mind and for purely informational reasons, here’s a listing of every player in the Flames organization under team control, sorted by the general manager that originally brought them into the organization.


Noteworthy: only players left from Sutter era seem to be core players or prospects that took awhile to arrive.

Player How They Were Acquired
Mark Giordano Signed as a free agent (7/6/2004)
Mikael Backlund 2007 Draft
Lance Bouma 2008 Draft
T.J. Brodie 2008 Draft
Joni Ortio 2009 Draft
Matt Stajan Trade with Toronto (1/31/2010)
Bill Arnold 2010 Draft
Micheal Ferland 2010 Draft


For all his faults, Feaster seemed to do a pretty good job stocking the prospect cupboards – particularly when you look at his impact on the current NHL roster. And his trades and signings are basically half-great and half-facepalm.

Player How They Were Acquired
Paul Byron Trade with Buffalo (6/25/2011)
Markus Granlund 2011 Draft
Tyler Wotherspoon 2011 Draft
Johnny Gaudreau 2011 Draft
Turner Elson Signed as a free agent (9/22/2011)
Karri Ramo Trade with Montreal (1/12/2012)
Mark Jankowski 2012 Draft
Patrick Sieloff 2012 Draft
Jon Gillies 2012 Draft
Brett Kulak 2012 Draft
Ryan Culkin 2012 Draft
Matt Deblouw 2012 Draft
Dennis Wideman Trade with Washington (6/27/2012)
Jiri Hudler Signed as a free agent (7/1/2012)
Kenny Agostino Trade with Pittsburgh (3/28/2013)
David Jones Trade with Colorado (6/27/2013)
Sean Monahan 2013 Draft
Emile Poirier 2013 Draft
Morgan Klimchuk 2013 Draft
Keegan Kanzig 2013 Draft
Tim Harrison 2013 Draft
Rushan Rafikov 2013 Draft
John Gilmour 2013 Draft
Kris Russell Trade with St. Louis (7/5/2013)
Josh Jooris Signed as a free agent (7/30/2013)
Joe Colborne Trade with Toronto (9/28/2013)
Ladislav Smid Trade with Edmonton (11/8/2013)


Burke was interim GM for a few months after firing Feaster.

Player How They Were Acquired
Bryce van Brabant Signed as a free agent (3/29/2014)


The current GM has been quite busy, particularly since the beginning of 2015.

Player How They Were Acquired
Sam Bennett 2014 Draft
Mason McDonald 2014 Draft
Brandon Bollig Trade with Chicago (6/28/2014)
Hunter Smith 2014 Draft
Brandon Hickey 2014 Draft
Adam Ollas Mattsson 2014 Draft
Austin Carroll 2014 Draft
Deryk Engelland Signed as a free agent (7/1/2014)
Mason Raymond Signed as a free agent (7/1/2014)
Jonas Hiller Signed as a free agent (7/1/2014)
Drew Shore Trade with Florida (1/9/2015)
Kenney Morrison Signed as a free agent (3/19/2015)
Garnet Hathaway Signed as a free agent (4/13/2015)
(came in on last-season AHL deal under Burke)
Jakub Nakladal Signed as a free agent (5/19/2015)
Dougie Hamilton Trade with Boston (6/26/2015)
Rasmus Andersson 2015 Draft
Oliver Kylington 2015 Draft
Pavel Karnaukhov 2015 Draft
Andrew Mangiapane 2015 Draft
Riley Bruce 2015 Draft
Michael Frolik Signed as a free agent (7/1/2015)
Derek Grant Signed as a free agent (7/1/2015)
Nick Schneider Signed as a free agent (9/23/2015)