It was three years ago today that the Calgary Flames made a trade that gave them the seventh-round pick used to draft goalie Dustin Wolf, who by all accounts could be the clubs goalie of the future.
Calgary had slung a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes to acquire goaltender Eddie Lack, defenceman Ryan Murphy and a 2019 seventh-round pick for Keegan Danzig and a 2019 sixth-round pick (Kevin Wall).
That seventh the Flames got was used to select Wolf, who was signed by the club at the start of May to an entry-level contract.
Wolf was just named the Canadian Hockey League’s top goaltender playing for the Everett Silvertips. There he led the WHL in every major statistical category – shutouts, wins, goals-against average and save percentage – either outright or in a tie. The only categories he didn’t lead in the CHL was wins where he came in fourth.
Who says seventh-round picks can’t be valuable in a trade?
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