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Flames announce 2019 main camp roster and schedule

The Calgary Flames have announced their main training camp roster, and it’s their smallest roster in years. They have 55 players vying for up to 23 opening night roster spots, including a handful of players in town on try-outs.

The roster

Goalies (7):

Player Age 2018-19 Team(s) Contract
Jon Gillies 25 Stockton (AHL) 1-way
Tyler Parsons 21 Stockton (AHL) 2-Way
David Rittich 27 Calgary (NHL) 1-Way
Nick Schneider 22 Stockton (AHL)
Kansas City (ECHL)
2-Way
Cam Talbot 32 Edmonton (NHL)
Philadelphia (NHL)
1-Way
Dustin Wolf 18 Everett (WHL) N/A
Artyom Zagidulin 24 Magnitigorsk (KHL) 2-Way

Defensemen (16):

Player Age 2018-19 Team(s) Shot Contract
Rasmus Andersson 22 Calgary (NHL) R 2-Way
TJ Brodie 29 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Brandon Davidson 28 Chicago (NHL)
Rockford (AHL)
L 2-Way
Mark Giordano 35 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Eric Gryba 31 New Jersey (NHL)
Binghamton (AHL)
R PTO
Rob Hamilton 25 Stockton (AHL)
Manchester (ECHL)
L AHL
Travis Hamonic 29 Calgary (NHL) R 1-Way
Noah Hanifin 22 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Oliver Kylington 22 Calgary (NHL)
Stockton (AHL)
L 2-Way
Zac Leslie 25 Chicago (AHL) L AHL
Andrew MacDonald 33 Philadelphia (NHL) L PTO
Andrew Nielsen 22 Toronto (AHL)
Stockton (AHL)
L 2-Way
Corey Schueneman 24 Western Michigan (NCAA)
Stockton (AHL)
L AHL
Michael Stone 30 Calgary (NHL)
Stockton (AHL)
R 1-Way
Rinat Valiev 24 Stockton (AHL) L 2-Way
Alexander Yelesin 23 Yaroslavl (KHL) R 2-Way

Forwards (32):

Player Age 2018-19 Team(s) Shot Contract
Mikael Backlund 30 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Sam Bennett 23 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Austin Czarnik 26 Calgary (NHL) R 1-Way
Dillon Dube 21 Calgary (NHL)
Stockton (AHL)
L 2-Way
Byron Froese 28 Laval (AHL)
Lehigh Valley (AHL)
R 2-Way
Michael Frolik 31 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Alex Gallant 26 Chicago (AHL) L AHL
Johnny Gaudreau 26 Calgary NHL) L 1-Way
Glenn Gawdin 22 Stockton (AHL) R 2-Way
Alexandre Grenier 28 Laval (AHL) R PTO
Mark Jankowski 24 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Justin Kirkland 23 Milwaukee (AHL) L 2-Way
Elias Lindholm 24 Calgary (NHL) R 1-Way
Ryan Lomberg 24 Calgary (NHL)
Stockton (AHL)
L 2-Way
Milan Lucic 31 Edmonton (NHL) L 1-Way
Jeremy McKenna 20 Moncton (QMJHL) R AHL
Sean Monahan 24 Calgary (NHL) L 1-Way
Mason Morelli 23 Nebraska (NCAA)
Stockton (AHL)
L AHL
Jakob Pelletier 18 Moncton (QMJHL) L N/A
Matthew Phillips 21 Stockton (AHL) R 2-Way
Luke Philp 23 U Alberta (USports) R 2-Way
Martin Pospisil 19 Sioux City (USHL) L 2-Way
Alan Quine 26 Calgary (NHL)
Stockton (AHL)
L 2-Way
Tobias Rieder 26 Edmonton (NHL) L PTO
Zac Rinaldo 29 Nashville (NHL)
Milwaukee (AHL)
L PTO
Buddy Robinson 27 Stockton (AHL) R 2-Way
Milos Roman 20 Vancouver (WHL) L N/A
Adam Ruzicka 20 Sarnia (OHL)
Sudbury (OHL)
L 2-Way
Derek Ryan 32 Calgary (NHL) R 1-Way
Devante Smith-Pelly 27 Washington (NHL)
Hershey (AHL)
R PTO
Eetu Tuulola 21 TPS (SM-Liiga) R 2-Way
Dmitry Zavgorodniy 19 Rimouski (QMJHL) R 2-Way

(Not listed: unsigned restricted free agents Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane, injured defender Juuso Valimaki)

The schedule

Fitness testing goes Thursday at Winsport, followed by on-ice sessions beginning Friday at the Saddledome. There will be two groups, rather than three as they’ve had in prior camps.

The Flames will be playing eight pre-season contests in the run-up to the regular season:

  • Mon., Sept. 16: at home vs. Vancouver (7 p.m. MT) and on the road in Victoria against Vancouver (8 p.m. MT, on Sportsnet One/West)
  • Wed., Sept. 18: at home vs. San Jose (7 p.m. MT)
  • Fri., Sept. 20: on the road in Edmonton (7 p.m. MT)
  • Sun., Sept. 22: on the road in Winnipeg (6 p.m. MT)
  • Tue., Sept. 24: at home vs. Winnipeg (7 p.m. MT)
  • Thu., Sept. 26: on the road in San Jose (8:30 p.m. MT)
  • Sat., Sept. 28: at home vs. Edmonton (7 p.m. MT)