Flames announce Penticton tournament roster

We hope you enjoyed your summer, because it’s over now.

The Calgary Flames announced their roster and schedule for prospect camp today, revealing the group of players that will report tomorrow and then head off to the Young Stars Classic tournament in Penticton.

Here’s who’s suiting up for the Flames over the weekend!

Goaltenders (3)

# Player Age 2016-17 Club Acquired
72 Mason McDonald 21 Adirondack Thunder (ECHL) 2014 Draft
82 Tyler Parsons 20 London Knights (OHL) 2016 Draft
70 Nick Schneider 20 Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) Free agency

Defensemen (8)

# Player Age 2016-17 Club Acquired
54 Rasmus Andersson 20 Stockton Heat (AHL) 2015 Draft
43 Kayle Doetzel 22 Stockton Heat (AHL) AHL contract
85 Josh Healey 24 Ohio State University (NCAA) Free agency
78 Tyson Helgesen 20 Spokane Chiefs (WHL) Try-out
68 Adam Ollas Mattsson 21 Djurgardens IF (SHL) 2014 Draft
98 Sam Ruopp 21 Prince George Cougars (WHL) Try-out
42 Juuso Valimaki 18 Tri-City Americans (WHL) 2017 Draft
73 Cliff Watson 23 Michigan Tech (NCAA) Try-out

Forwards (15)

# Player Age 2016-17 Club Acquired
89 Sam Dove-McFalls 20 Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) Try-out
59 Dillon Dube 19 Kelowna Rockets (WHL) 2016 Draft
48 Zach Fischer 20 Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 2017 Draft
15 Spencer Foo 23 Union College (NCAA) Free agency
80 Glenn Gawdin 20 Swift Current Broncos (WHL) Try-out
97 Ben Hawerchuk 19 Barrie Colts (OHL) Try-out
77 Mark Jankowski 22 Stockton Heat (AHL) 2012 Draft
52 D’Artagnan Joly 18 Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) 2017 Draft
88 Andrew Mangiapane 21 Stockton Heat (AHL) 2015 Draft
84 Brad Morrison 20 Vancouver Giants (WHL) Try-out
47 Matthew Phillips 19 Victoria Royals (WHL) 2016 Draft
60 Brett Pollock 21 Adirondack Thunder (ECHL) 2014 Draft
50 Mark Rassell 20 Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) Try-out
63 Adam Ruzicka 18 Sarnia Sting (OHL) 2017 Draft
71 Hunter Smith 21 Stockton Heat (AHL) 2014 Draft


It’s the fourth Penticton tournament for Mason McDonald and Hunter Smith. It’s the third such tournament for Rasmus Andersson, Nick Schneider and Andrew Mangiapane – though Schneider hasn’t played a single second of a single game in his prior trips. And welcome back Tyler Parsons, Dillon Dube, Mark Jankowski, Matthew Phillips and Brett Pollock, who are all in their second Young Stars Classic after making their debuts last year.

Mathieu Sevigny, who appeared for the Flames at last year’s camp, is suiting up for Winnipeg.

The Try-Outs

Returning from development camp are six players: defenseman Sam Ruopp and forwards Sam Dove-McFalls, Glenn Gawdin, Ben Hawerchuk, Brad Morrison and Mark Rassell. Everybody but Ruopp is in their 20-year-old season, so Ruopp is definitely looking for work while the other gentlemen could make their junior teams as overagers or find pro work elsewhere.

And welcome Spokane Chiefs captain Tyson Helgesen, younger brother of former Calgary Hitmen forward Kenton, and Michigan Tech captain (and graduate) Cliff Watson, who was drafted by San Jose in 2012 but not signed.


The fledgling Flames have three games over the course of the weekend:

  • Friday at 5 p.m. MT: vs. Edmonton
  • Sunday at 3 p.m. MT: vs. Vancouver
  • Monday at 11:30 a.m. MT: vs. Winnipeg

All three games will be (a) streamed by the Flames site and (b) broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan.