The annual deadline came and went and the Calgary Flames have cut bait with a pair of their selections from the 2017 NHL Draft. The club has not agreed to contracts with forwards D’Artagnan Joly and Zach Fischer and has lost their NHL rights.
Barring a trade, the Calgary Flames will select 26th overall at the 2019 NHL Draft. It’s the latest they’ve picked in the first round since 2006 (when they selected Leland Irving).
The United States Hockey League has become one of the top developmental leagues in the world. With their first round selection, the Calgary Flames could end up taking a player they’re rather familiar with: Sioux City Musketeers winger Bobby Brink.