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.
#Flames picking at 150th: Fargo's Josh Nodler.
— Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) June 22, 2019
Nodler is a 6’0, 196 pound righty from Fargo in the USHL, and is headed to Michigan State next season, joining up with fellow Flames fifth round pick Mitchell Mattson (2016). In his most recent season, he put up 17 goals and 25 assists in 54 games played. Scouts projected he would go between 106th (Athletic) and 277th (Future Considerations).
Nodler was very impressive at the Hlinka tournament, leading the USA in scoring with one goal and six assists in five games. That beat out players like Arthur Kaliyev, Nicolas Robertson, and Robert Mastrosimone, who were drafted ahead of him.
Nodler had 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) in 54 games with the @FargoForce this season. Described as a simple, hard-working, north-south player. Has some dynamic playmaking in his game, too.
— Aaron Vickers (@AAVickers) June 22, 2019