Where have all the prospects been assigned?

The Calgary Flames have begun their 2016-17 National Hockey League season and, thus, training camp is now completely over and done with.

But the Flames had many, many players at their various camps. Where have they gone? What did the Flames do with all of them? In the interest of providing the handful of Austin Carroll super-fans out there with some knowledge about where players like him have gone, here’s our handy snapshot of which Flames prospects have been assigned to which teams.


A good deal of the Flames prospects that you’ve heard of have been assigned to its top American Hockey League affiliate. Notables that you might not know about include former Red Deer Rebel blueliner Kayle Doetzel, fringe NHLer Colby Robak, and Matt Frattin, best known for his time with the Leafs.

There’s like a move or two remaining, but for the most part this group seems fairly set. The blueline is super young, but they have an interesting forward group and two goaltenders that could be effective.

  • G Jon Gillies
  • G David Rittich
  • D Rasmus Andersson
  • D Ryan Culkin
  • D Kayle Doetzel (AHL contract)
  • D Keegan Kanzig
  • D Oliver Kylington
  • D Kenney Morrison
  • D Colby Robak (tryout)
  • D Tyler Wotherspoon
  • F Mike Angelidis (AHL contract)
  • F Matt Bailey (AHL contract)
  • F Brandon Bollig
  • F Austin Carroll
  • F Jamie Devane (AHL contract)
  • F Matt Frattin (AHL contract)
  • F Garnet Hathaway
  • F Mark Jankowski
  • F Morgan Klimchuk
  • F Ryan Lomberg (AHL contract)
  • F Andrew Mangiapane
  • F Emile Poirier
  • F Daniel Pribyl
  • F Hunter Shinkaruk
  • F Hunter Smith
  • F Linden Vey


Last year, the Flames barely sent anybody to their ECHL team (Ryan Culkin was the lone Thunder representative). This season, they’re starting out with two players with NHL contracts and a handful with AHL deals. Falkovsky’s NHL rights still reside with the Flames for another year due to a fun CBA quirk based on him being drafted as a near 20-year-old.

  • G Mason McDonald
  • D Roman Dyukov (AHL contract)
  • D Stepan Falkovsky (AHL contract)
  • F Mikkel Aagaard (AHL contract)
  • F Brett Pollock


Out of the six Flames properties in the Canadian Hockey League, four of them are in the WHL. Only Schneider has an NHL contract.

  • G Nick Schneider – Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
  • G Tyler Parsons – London Knights (OHL)
  • D Riley Bruce – North Bay Battalion (OHL)
  • F Dillon Dube – Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
  • F Matthew Phillips – Victoria Royals (WHL)
  • F Eetu Tuulola – Everett Silvertips (WHL)


Mattson is spending a year in the USHL before heading to college in 2017-18.

  • F Mitchell Mattson – Bloomington Thunder (USHL)


Harrison is a college senior. Hickey is a junior. Fox is a freshman.

  • D Adam Fox – Harvard University Crimson (ECAC)
  • D Brandon Hickey – Boston University Terriers (HE)
  • F Tim Harrison – Colgate University Raiders (ECAC)


Ollas Mattsson and Rafikov are regulars on their clubs. Karnaukhov was bumped down to the VHL, the KHL’s version of the AHL, while Lindstrom is bouncing between the fourth line of Skelleftea’s pro team and the top six of their junior squad.

  • D Adam Ollas Mattsson – Djurgardens IF (SHL)
  • D Rushan Rafikov – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
  • F Pavel Karnaukhov – Zvezda Chekhov (VHL)
  • F Linus Lindstrom – Skelleftea AIK (SuperElit)
  • Newbietwo

    Anyone else have a chuckle at MacArthur in Ottawa getting a concussion putting him out for extended time by the player we traded for Chiason in Seiloff? Lol

  • JumpJet

    I’m curious to see who ends up playing centre in Stockton. Jankowski should be first or second line centre. Vey has played centre in the NHL, but was used as a winger in Flames camp. Most websites list Pribyl as a centre, but my belief was the Flames brought him in to play RW. Anyone watching Heat training have any insight?

    • ThisBigMouthIsRight

      Great Question. It would be great to see the Stockton Heat web-page have more information on the roster like (projected & game time) Line Combinations, ice times etc…
      Just more information stat wise.

      • freethe flames

        The Heat website is often quite laughable; about 40 minutes ago I took a look at the roster. No position for Andersson listed and Rittich was playing center.

        Teams don’t spend enough time/money making their minor league affiliates do a good job. I frequently try and find out information about the Heat(and try and share it) but am often frustrated by the lack of information. The Flames organization needs to spend a few more dollars there and based upon what I know about the Stockton economy they should be able to find someone with required skills relatively easily and cheaply.

        After the summers purge of the Heat’s center ice position this is one area I am quite concerned about in this organization. Janko appears to be the only legit center ice option with the Heat. The problem with not having good center iceman is that the wingers progress will also be slowed down.

        • ThisBigMouthIsRight

          Absolutely! There has to be a part-time job for someone out there to update and pass on this kind of information to their fans! I enjoy following the Heat but last year was a downer and the sub-par webpage didn’t help.

          • ThisBigMouthIsRight

            OKG, I didn’t know Kisker does all of that. So ya I agree he does a really good job then…But 🙂 The Heat organization really needs to get him an assistant to help with additional posts, stats and more informative in-depth breakdowns of what is happening with the team. I’d really enjoy getting that kind of coverage on the farm team. Cheers!

    • Baalzamon

      Jankowski, Angelidis, Vey, and Bailey are the centers, I believe. For an AHL team, that’s super deep. Vey has a very impressive scoring history at the AHL level (0.80 career PPG) and Angelidis has scored at or around the 40 point pace several times in his career. He’s probably the third line center at this point, with Jankowski and Vey as the 1 and 2 (not necessarily in that order, considering Vey’s history).

      EDIT- and I forgot about everybody’s favorite dark horse, Ryan Lomberg (AHL website lists him as a LW). He may get some reps at center too.