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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Trade deadline survivors

Despite furious armchair GMing, the Flames prospects escaped the trade deadline without any losses. Well, besides the yet to be named 16-year-old Finnish kid the Senators will draft. We’ll miss him.

In case you missed it

Rasmus Andersson – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 45 7 26 33 21 19 14 28.26
Change from last week 3 1 2 3 2 2 2 +0.73

The Flames didn’t trade Michael Stone at deadline which, barring injuries, keeps Andersson in the AHL for the rest of the year. He’ll presumably score the lights out and just generally be awesome. You feel that making a spot for Ramsus is an offseason priority for the Flames.

Slightly unrelated, but when I went searching for Andersson gifs on Twitter, there were a lot of opposing fans who thought Rasmus would be on their team at 1 p.m. It was cute.

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Austin Carroll – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 26 5 2 7 7 6 6 10.38
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 +2

Carroll is heating up at the right time. He’s pretty much in a fight for a second contract at the end of the year, and the honest take is that he’s not a candidate to be qualified. If he does more of these, he could earn another look:

Dillon Dube – C/LW, Kelowna Rockets, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 44 32 35 67 35 51 27 36.21
Change from last week 3 5 3 8 5 7 5 +1.99

The star system doesn’t really mean much, but Dube went three for three on the first stars this week. That sounds pretty good.

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Zach Fischer – RW, Spokane Chiefs, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 46 22 14 36 25 25 20 18.61
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Still injured with a UBI. No timetable for a return.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 48 15 14 29 15 24 11 23.28
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 2 2 1 +1.01

Foo has been on fire recently, scoring two goals (one shorthanded) this week. With Mangiapane now down in Stockton for the time being, he’ll have extra help to keep Stockton’s playoff push alive.

Adam Fox – D, Harvard Crimson, ECAC

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 25 3 17 20 6 9 2 15.09
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.49

Just an assist this week. He won’t play for two weeks until the ECAC tournament. Harvard is the fourth seed, so they’ll face off either against Dartmouth (5) or St. Lawrence (12). Given that St. Lawrence only won three ECAC games, they’re probably headed home early. Harvard also got trounced by Dartmouth in their two meetings this year, so it’s very likely Harvard is out early. That means Fox could be a Flame as early as March 10. Get excited.

Also, Calder contender Clayton Keller has some praise for Fox:

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Glenn Gawdin – C/RW, Swift Current Broncos, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 62 54 62 116 60 88 46 44.49
Change from last week 3 3 2 5 1 5 1 -0.25

It’s a bit wild that Gawdin can score five points in three games and his NHLe will still go down. He can also fight, if that’s what you’re into.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 36 0 2 2 1 1 0 2.14
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.13

Played two games of hockey this week.

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Jaromir Jagr – RW, Rytiri Kladno, Czech.1

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 5 0 4 4 4 2 2 18.37
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Our oldest prospect suffered a concussion last week after a brutal hit and hasn’t played since.

D’Artagnan Joly – RW, Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 47 22 38 60 35 51 31 26.17
Change from last week 3 5 4 9 6 9 6 +2.95

Joly won the QMJHL’s player of the week award for scoring a stellar nine points in three games. What’s more impressive is that all of his points were primary, having been the primary factor on about one-third of Drakkar goals. The Flames really might’ve found a diamond in the rough in D’Artagnan (D’iamond?).

Pavel Karnaukhov – LW/C, CSKA Moscow, KHL/Zvezda, VHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
KHL current 11 0 2 2 2 1 1 11.03
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VHL current 40 14 19 33 21 27 17 25.71
Change from last week 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 +0.94

Karnaukhov’s season is over now, as both the KHL and VHL seasons have wrapped up and playoffs have begun. We’ll have a wrap-up post shortly.

Morgan Klimchuk – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 47 16 15 31 19 25 16 25.42
Change from last week 3 3 1 4 2 4 2 1.77

Klimchuk got a taste of the NHL action and is trying to make sure he can get another. Three goals and an assist for him this weekend.

Oliver Kylington – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 44 3 24 27 18 18 13 23.65
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 +0.15

Kylington continues his solid production, adding two more points.

Linus Lindstrom – C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 36 3 1 4 3 3 2 5.44
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.16

Back from Sweden’s Olympic break. Played a game.

Ryan Lomberg – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 38 5 11 16 14 9 8 16.22
Change from last week 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 1.56

Like Klimchuk, Lomberg is certainly itching to get back into the NHL. He had two assists in his one game since being reassigned.

Andrew Mangiapane – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 36 19 23 42 24 31 20 44.96
Change from last week 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 -0.19

Mangiapane’s yoyo tour between the NHL and AHL is likely coming to a rest now that he’s been put back in the AHL. It is probably for the best that he is playing somewhere rather than eating popcorn. For what it’s worth, Mangiapane still leads the Heat in scoring despite his numerous absences. He is nine points up on Rasmus Andersson with nine fewer games played, and 11 points up on Klimchuk with 11 fewer games.

Mitchell Mattson – C/LW, Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 44 9 11 20 15 18 13 10.44
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.49

Two games, no points for Mattson.

Adam Ollas Mattsson – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Injured.

Matthew Phillips – C/RW, Victoria Royals, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 63 44 56 100 45 74 36 37.75
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.84

Good and bad news for Phillips. He only registered a noise assist this week and saw his 22-game point streak snapped, but he did hit 100 points for the year, the second Flames prospect to do so.

Emile Poirier – LW/RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 48 4 17 21 13 18 11 16.86
Change from last week 3 0 3 3 2 2 1 +1.44

A trio of assists for Poirier this week. He is also fighting for another contract, so this looks good for him.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 27 5 3 8 5 6 4 11.42
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 1.78

Pollock got back onto the scoresheet after weeks of nothing. The guy really shows up in bursts.

Daniel Pribyl – RW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Still injured.

Rushan Rafikov – D, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 36 1 10 11 10 7 6 18.54
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Injured since December. Will be included with Karnaukhov’s prospect wrap-up.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sarnia Sting, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 56 33 37 70 34 57 30 30.75
Change from last week 3 1 8 9 2 5 2 +2.44

A big week for Ruzicka, who busted out of a slump with a nine-point week.

Hunter Shinkaruk – F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 47 15 11 26 16 22 15 21.32
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 2 3 2 +1.17

Shinkaruk is also heating up. He’s one of the RFAs that I think gets another look. He’s not having the greatest season, but he’s looking much better as time passes.

Hunter Smith – RW, Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 35 9 8 17 13 17 13 11.15
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Smith is recovering from an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since Jan. 6.

Filip Sveningsson – LW, HV71, Superelit/SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
SHL current 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Superelit current 32 16 22 38 22 29 17 19.48
Change from last week 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 0.35

Sveningsson returned from the Olympic break to score three points in Superelit top 10 action.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 46 14 9 23 9 17 8 17.63
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

No games this week for Tuulola.

Juuso Valimaki – D, Tri-City Americans, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 32 11 21 32 19 21 13 23.78
Change from last week 3 4 1 5 5 4 4 1.64

Valimaki had a great week, notching a natural hat trick against Prince George.

Tyler Wotherspoon – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 49 6 25 31 16 15 9 24.38
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 -0.75

Wotherspoon predictably didn’t get dealt at trade deadline, so this is probably the end of the line for his Flames career. I can’t see him re-signing with the team at the end of year, so he’ll probably end the year in Stockton and then head elsewhere. Shame, as he finally appeared to break out this season.

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat – X

GP TOI SV% SA
Current 31 1658.85 0.915 869
Change from last week 0 0 0 0

Gillies is still up in Calgary.

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks/Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV% SA
ECHL Current 24 1358 0.892 619
Change from last week 0 0 0 0
AHL Current 4 224.35 0.875 104
Change from last week 2 100 -0.34 49

McDonald’s AHL stint has gone pretty poorly. He is 3-1 in games played, but received a significant amount of run support from the team in front of him. The dam finally broke this past week, as he allowed 11 goals in five periods of play against the Cleveland Monsters (saved 41/49 total, 0.837 SV%). The team has now turned to Ryan Faragher, a career ECHLer who backstopped the Heat to a victory against the San Diego Gulls.

Tyler Parsons – G, Stockton Heat/Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV% SA
ECHL Current 23 1273 0.905 686
Change from last week 0 0 0 0
AHL Current 5 176.5 0.878 88
Change from last week 0 0 0 0

Parsons missed both of Stockton’s games due to injury. It’s not expected to be a long-term thing, though.

Nick Schneider – G, Calgary Hitmen, WHL

GP TOI SV% SA
Current 53 3009 0.885 1608
Change from last week 2 120 -0.001 38

Schneider saved 19/23 against Red Deer and 14/15 against Edmonton this weekend.


  • Baalzamon

    Slightly unrelated, but when I went searching for Andersson gifs on Twitter, there were a lot of opposing fans who thought Rasmus would be on their team at 1 p.m. It was cute.

    I actually came across this a lot with Fox. Especially from Sabres fans.

    Juice has been hovering around a PPG all year, which is nice, but it also means his production has been stagnant since last season. Should we be concerned, or is this injury related?

    • Greg

      Given what Kane fetched, Fox probably would have been sufficient to land him. If BT thought Fox was unlikely to sign here, that would have been a worthwhile trade IMO. So the fact they didn’t do that, I hope that means Fox is going to sign here!

    • McRib

      Both will get contracts be it this summer or next, as they’re both producing enough to be worthwhile in the AHL down the road worse case with a lot more upside than that.

      Joly is now 4th in U19 PPG in the QMJHL. The only players ahead are all very legitimate talents FIlip Zadina (Top. 2 Pick this year), Maxime Comtois (Anaheim 2nd Rounder, once projected at Top. 15 pick before draft year) and Alexandre Lafreniere (2020 1st Overall Pick).

      • aye

        Yeah, I’m really liking this Joly kid. Developing very nicely.
        Gawdin should stick to hockey when he turns pro. Nice to see some leadership qualities in him though.

  • Greg

    I guess with virtually no high picks this year, some of these tweener prospects might get one more season before being pushed out by younger players. Klimchuck, Poirier, shinkurak… hope one of them makes good use of that extra year!

  • oilersuck

    So if Fox is done on March 10. Lets pretend he signs a contract with the Flames. How does the burning a year on his ELC work? Does he have to play a game for the flames? or can he go straight to the Heat?

    • JMK

      Depends on the player I guess. Gaudreau played one game in NHL and burned his ELC. Jankowski went straight to AHL and didn’t burn his first year. My guess is that Fox does at least one more year in NCAA, whether he needs to or not remains to be seen – I’m purely basing this on a guy wanting a degree from Harvard.

      • oilersuck

        Correct me if I’m wrong but I think Jankowski signed an AHL only deal for those 8 games his senior year, then signed his NHL contract that summer? If Fox signs his NHL ELC and plays in the AHL does he still burn a year?

    • He is signing at age 20, so any NHL games played would burn an ELC year. If they sign him, they would have to give him an ATO to play in Stockton until the end of the regular season. I think at dev camp he acknowledged that he would likely start in the AHL so I don’t think that is an issue preventing him from signing.

      • oilersuck

        Thanks Christian, since he wasn’t on the Stockton roster at the deadline does that prevent him or really any of the CHL guys from playing for the heat in the playoffs?

        • For CHL and ATO players, I’m not sure of the exact rule, but Dube and Phillips both played in the AHL playoffs last year so I think ATOs are in the clear. I think the rule about it only applies to NHL teams trying to stack their AHL rosters full of waiver exempt vets for a Calder Cup run.

          I can’t see them burning an ELC year. I get the feeling Fox wants out of college as soon as possible, so I can’t see him getting into a standoff with the team over a handful of meaningless games. If he is bounced from the tournament in early March, he’s not getting an immediate spot in the roster during a playoff stretch anyways. I think he would accept an ATO.

  • TurkeyLips

    A couple of days ago I advocated for a trade including Andersson alongside an asset or two for a potential EK#65 deal. With reconsideration, that was poor judgement. This guy seems to be a fantastic prospect and it would be a shame to do anything other than diligently utilize him. Developing from within and minimizing cap pressure is the way to go.

    It is quite promising having a set of four prospect defensemen that are blue chip in every sense. Making room for Andersson and Kylington on the blueline needs to be a priority so we can properly assess their NHL level contribution. They are more than capable and their associated value will only go up as a result.

    • Frank the Nose ?

      Wootherspoon having an acceptional season as well and Valimaki also looks to be a sure thing . Would say there’s A good chance Stone gets traded in the summer.Maybe Brodie too if Flames got the right return. Flames could still end up trading at the draft and getting a top 20 pick .