The Calgary Flames added four players to their organization on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. Speaking with the assembled media after the conclusion of the draft, general manager Brad Treliving and head amateur scout Tod Button broke down their work on Saturday.
After drafting players from Quebec, Russia, Sweden and the United States in prior rounds, the Calgary Flames went back to their roots in the seventh round by grabbing a Western Hockey League standout. They selected Dustin Wolf, a stellar junior netminder who happens to stand a mere 5-feet-11 inches tall and weigh just 160 pounds.
To end their 2019 draft, the Flames have broken from their forward-only draft mantra and have selected goaltender Dustin Wolf at 214th overall.
The Flames have selected forwards with their past 12 draft picks, spanning across the past three drafts. They’re continuing that trend with their fifth round pick, selecting forward Josh Nodler at 150th overall.
Once upon a time, the Calgary Flames seemed to shy away from players from the Russian Federation. Any hesitancy appears to be gone, though, as the Flames added the fifth Russian to their reserve list in the past 13 months when they selected Ilya Nikolayev at the 2019 NHL Draft.
It’s the later rounds of the draft, so the picks are coming fast and furious. In the fourth round, the Flames have selected Lucas Feuk at 116th overall from Sweden.
It’s been a pretty quiet day for the Flames thus far, but they’ve finally done something, selecting Ilya Nikolayev with their third round pick.
The Flames went through day one of the 2019 NHL Draft in a fairly quiet manner. Calgary didn’t make a trade Friday in Vancouver and ended up using their 26th overall selection on Moncton Wildcats winger Jakob Pelletier. With day two of the draft ready to go, I’ve got three things to watch from the…