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Flames recall Andrew Mangiapane from Stockton

After sending Dillon Dube to the Stockton Heat on Thursday, the Calgary Flames have made a corresponding recall. They’ve summoned left wing Andrew Mangiapane from Stockton.

Mangiapane, 22, is in the third year of his entry-level deal. In each of the three seasons he’s impressed at the AHL level, progressing to the point where he’s easily been Stockton’s best offensive player and on-ice leader in most situations. In 13 games this season he has seven goals and 14 points with the Heat. He spent a few weeks with the Flames last season, appearing in 10 NHL contests but failing to register a point.

The Flames host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. If Mangiapane dresses for the game, the team will be icing three players from their 2015 NHL Draft class (Mangiapane, Rasmus Andersson and Oliver Kylington).

  • Dougiefred

    Mangiapane got pushed around a lot last season. Let’s get him in a game and see if he is harder to get off the puck. The answer to this question will indicate if he is truly an NHLer.

    • TKO

      Well Dillon Dube got pushed around pretty much this season so far as well, and is 1 area that he needs to grow in… let’s switch them around bring energy while giving Dillon a chance to play top minutes and build confidence

      • Redleader

        How’s Brouwer doing now? Don’t matter who your playing with what did he do? He wasnt a liability,good positioning, but he never drove and play or possession, and constantly on his a$$

        • Jessemadnote

          @redleader
          Really? It doesn’t matter who you’re playing with? Troy Brouwer is shooting over 20% and he’s still on pace for less than 25 points. Get off it man. Also last year Brouwer saw his high danger corsi for go up by 10% with Mangiapane. We all know this kid is not meant for a defensive checking role, he’ll be a lot better this year.

      • Alberta Ice

        That was a real handicap to Mangiapane’s ability. Looking forward to seeing what he can do on this call up. Also trust Dube gets lots of playing time in Stockton.

  • Flamesforever

    Also I like the thought process behind this move, effectively replacing Mangi for Dube as stocktons #1 forward. Hoping Andrew is reunited with Jankowski and Hathaway tonight. (If he arrives in YYC in time)

    • mrroonie

      Not that Mangiapane isn’t deserving of the call up, but the thought process behind this move is more likely that it is temporary until Frolik comes back and Mangiapane, unlike the other top forwards in Stockton, is waiver exempt.

  • Jobu

    Dube to the minors, when that line was just getting ramped up… doesnt make much sense to Jobu.

    But this might…

    Valentin Zykov went on waivers yesterday as well. Another Hurricane player. Big success in the AHL. Had 7 points in 10 games end of last season under Peters. Only 3 apples in 13 games this year. 6’1″ 225 lbs. Another right handed shot. Rediculously cheap contract.

    Wouldnt be surprised if hes dealt to Calgary today or tomorrow if not claimed. Perhaps a straight up swap for Czarnik? Poor guy cant seem to crack the lineup!

    • FlamesFan27

      I cheered your idea of trying to get Zykov, but I don’t understand your logic. Why not just put in a claim – that way you get him for nothing. Of course, if a team below Calgary puts in a claim (very likely), the whole point is mute.

      • Jobu

        I’ve often wondered this too. But Jobu has seen it happen quite a bit in the league. Flames saving the waiver order for a rainy day, maybe? Canes giving the player a chance to go to a different club that wants him? Not sure… but the waiver clearing and trade does happen more than you think.

        • Dougiefred

          Believe anyone picked up on waivers has to be put on the NHL roster for a month. Don’t think we need any of that. But a trade after waivers is a different story.

    • Cfan in Van

      Speaking of the Canes, Ferland diagnosed with a concussion. That was one of the major concerns with the combo of his up-tick in goal scoring and impending pricey contract. I definitely feel for the guy, he was on a heater this year and was due for a major raise. I wonder how this effects his next contract if he’s out for significant time.

    • Redleader

      I agree , Dube is better than Mangy was and Dube came straight from juniors? I’d like to see more speed from Mangy too. But I hope Mangy comes in with a chip and a mission

  • Kzak

    “If Mangiapane dresses for the game, the team will be icing three players from their 2015 NHL Draft class (Mangiapane, Rasmus Andersson and Oliver Kylington).”

    What makes this even more impressive, is we didn’t have a first round pick.

    It’s a rarity I pump one of Eric Francis’ articles, but if you haven’t read his “Stockton Six Pack” one from last night, you should check it out, it’s actually pretty good.

    • mrroonie

      Direct quote from the current CBA:

      “In the event that more than one Club makes a claim for such Player, he shall be transferred to the claiming Club having earned the lowest percentage of possible points in the League standing at the time of the request for Waivers.”

      It’s not necessarily the last place club as some teams have played more games than others. Using the current standings, if the Canucks and Coyotes were the only teams to put in claims on a player, Arizona has 24 points in 24 games while the Canucks have 25 points in 28 games. Even though the Coyotes have fewer points, their percentage of available points (50%) is higher than the Canucks (44.6%) so Vancouver would be the one receiving the player.

    • Flint

      Who Zykov or Mangiapane? Likely you’re talking about Mangiapane… and if so I tend to agree. I don’t feel like he thinks the game at an NHL level and he’s small and he doesn’t seem tough. Those three things are a bad combo. You can get away with two (like Gaudreau, who’s thinking at lightspeed) or be all three (like Fleury, who was basically a honeybadger)…. but to just be small…. no dice.

  • freethe flames

    After the morning skate we will have an idea if Mangiapane is dressing. My hope is that if does play that BP the Janko line with him on it a little longer look. This was one of the top AHL lines at the start of last season and each of them bring a different skill set. It could be fun to watch them.

  • Garry T

    Sending Dube to Stockton was the right move. Down there he has time to develop his skills further and grow or work on his body. Watching Mangiapane last night and referring back to the old gray matter upstairs, I think that he looks more muscular and he is fast. That shot off the post last night was a doozy. Crawford had a bead on him and never moved until the post rang out. I think Mangiapane stays up, Dillon stays down for the year and either Czarnik gets moved or he gets moved to Stockton. Boy do we have some good players coming!