Following the conclusion of the 2017 NHL Draft, Calgary Flames head scout Tod Button chatted with media about the club’s draft picks. Here are some selected quotes from that chat with his thoughts on the Flames’ new additions.
Expectations were sky high when Adam Ruzicka joined the Sarnia Sting to start the 2016-17 season. Players with Ruzicka’s skill and size can have that effect.
Following a weekend that saw his club add five prospects via the draft as well as blueliner Travis Hamonic, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving held court with media on the draft floor. Here are a few key quotes from that availability.
Typically when picking in the middle of the first round, an NHL team can expect to get a skilled but flawed player. Many “boom or bust” prospects slide out of the top 10 because of some perceived personality problem or because they lack at least one key ingredient in their game: size, speed, offense, hockey…
The Calgary Flames have traded a lot of draft selections over the past several months. Speaking to the media at the 2017 NHL Draft, general manager Brad Treliving joked about how many picks he’s traded – the joke being it betrays his reputation as a guy who never trades picks. With all the picks moving,…
With their (presumably) final pick in the draft, the Flames have selected Filip Sveningsson from the HV71 system in Sweden.
With their fourth pick this draft, the Flames have gone to the QMJHL for the first time since 2014 to select right winger D’Artagnan Joly.
The Flames have gone back to the WHL for the second time in this draft, selecting overage right winger Zach Fischer from the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL.
It’s been a while since they’ve been on the clock at the NHL draft, but the Flames have returned and selected Slovakian centre Adam Ruzicka from the Sarnia Sting of the OHL.
After adding a defender for the future last night at the draft, the Calgary Flames added a defender for the now right now by adding Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders.
When you look at the Flames’ prospect pool, it was understandable to think Calgary would take a forward with the 16th overall pick. After all, they have Brett Kulak, Rasmus Andersson, Oliver Kylington, and Adam Fox already – guys ranging from possibly NHL-ready right now to looking like they have a hell of a lot…