The Flames made their second pick of the 2018 draft this morning, selecting left-shot forward Demetrios Koumontzis, who has committed to Arizona State for next season.
Koumontzis, listed at 5’10, 183lbs, played at Edina High School last season in Minnesota last year, scoring 41 points in 24 games. It does seem as though the Flames may have taken Koumontzis above his ranking, as ISS had him ranked 175th, 275th by Future Considerations, 198th by Hockeyprospect.com, and 136th among North American skaters.
Here’s what Chris Peters and Ryan Kennedy had to say about Koumontzis:
Calgary took Edina's Demetrios Koumontzis at 108. Long-range prospect committed to Arizona State, but I had one scout who raved about him as a competitor and thought he had most offensive upside among Minnesota high schoolers this year despite others getting more attention.
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) June 23, 2018
I like Demetrios Koumontzis for Calgary – Arizona State commit is small but sturdy and can really put up points. Played for Minnesota high school powerhouse Edina this year
— Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy) June 23, 2018
Some more detailed information about Koumontzis can be found here from Dusten Braaksma:
— Mark Edwards (@MarkEdwardsHP) June 23, 2018
Also, if you can forgive the bad quality, here is a brief highlight reel from his work at Edina High School:
More to come!
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