When Troy Brouwer was bought out, one of the first questions from fans was some version of “Hey, what happens to his A?” Brouwer was an alternate captain for both of his seasons in Calgary, after all.
A common trope in the NHL – any professional league, really – is the “welcome to the NHL” moment.
The Calgary Flames have finalized their roster to begin the 2018-19 National Hockey League season. The club announced their final moves to fit snugly under the 23-man roster limit earlier today. Here’s a quick rundown of who’s who on this year’s Flames.
The Calgary Flames began the day with 27 players on their National Hockey League roster. Now they have 23. General manager Brad Treliving has confirmed which four players will be sent to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat prior to the NHL’s roster deadline.
As we wait official roster updates from the Calgary Flames, some practice news from our pal Pat Steinberg: the rookies have new jersey numbers. Dillon Dube swapped his training camp #59 for #29, while Juuso Valimaki has traded #42 for #8.
The Calgary Flames will formally announce their opening night roster later today. Since arriving in Calgary in the spring of 2014, general manager Brad Treliving has consistently warned that the opening roster is a starting point but not necessarily set in stone.
“Kinda” because the CHL, USHL, and European kids have already begun (and even then, in different intervals), the AHL kids will get underway this week, and the college prospects have a few more weeks to go. So just kinda.