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!
|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|
|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|
|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.
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.