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Stockton Heat announce roster

With the AHL season kicking off (if that’s the right turn of phrase for hockey) Friday, the Stockton Heat have announced their opening day roster.

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Here’s the names and how the lineup may shake down:

LW C RW
Andrew Mangiapane Alan Quine Spencer Foo
Morgan Klimchuk Glenn Gawdin Matthew Phillips
Brett Pollock Tyler Graovac Buddy Robinson
Ryan Lomberg Mike McMurtry Anthony Peluso
Kerby Rychel Yasin Ehliz
Oliver Kylington Kayle Doetzel
Adam Ollas Mattsson Michael Paliotta
Rinat Valiev
Andrew O’Brien
Cliff Watson
Marcus Hogstrom (injured)
Jon Gillies
Tyler Parsons

There’s no real surprises on the roster. Thirteen of the 14 forwards are under NHL contracts (the lone exception being Mike McMurtry). They currently have 10 defenders listed, but were kind of blindsided by Rasmus Andersson being recalled Friday. The downside of Rasmus being in Calgary is that the right-handed options for Stockton are limited to Kayle Doetzel and Michael Paliotta.

Recent acquisition Matt Taormina, who came over from Montreal in the Brett Kulak trade, is still on the NHL roster as he is currently injured. He will likely be reassigned when he is healthy.

Flames property cut by Stockton include 2017 draft pick RW Zach Fischer, and goalies Mason McDonald (2014 draft pick) and Nick Schneider (undrafted). Again, no real surprises there.

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The Heat play Friday against the Oilers’ AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, at 8 p.m. Mountain Time. AHL TV is free for the opening weekend, so check that out. You’ll also be able to watch their Saturday home opener against the Ontario Reign.


  • Stockton's Finest

    Here are my comments in the previous posts regarding my proposed line combos (pretty close to yours):

    Looking at Stockton’s roster, here are my expectations for line combos in tonight’s game in Bakersfield:
    Mangiapane – Quine – Foo
    Klimchuk – Gawdin – Phillips
    Pollock – Graovac – Robinson
    Lomberg – McMurtry – Ehliz

    Defense is a bit tricky, as Andersson is up and I don’t know if Taormina is here (he is not listed on the roster) or if Hogstrom is playing. It completely changes if these players are available. With only 2 right shots on the roster, here goes my best guess:
    Kylington – Paliotta
    Valiev – Healey
    O’Brien – Doetzel

    Gillies in net

  • SeanCharles

    After listening to the Cail MacLean interview and now that Lazar got sent down I think:

    Mangiapane-Lazar-Foo
    Klimchuk-Quine-Robinson
    Pollock-Gawdin-Phillips
    Rychel-Graovac-Lomberg/Ehliz/Peluso

    The defense is anyone’s guess but he talked highly of not only Kylington but AOM as well.

    I’m excited by the possibility of Kylington being the #1 dman. Its the next step for him on his journey to becoming an everyday NHLer.

    • Jourflamesfan

      And they go out and get spanked. What is going on with this organization?
      It’s not the losses that concern me but the lack of preparation & thus being trounced.
      Right now Parsons does not look like a future nhl goalie. At this time…