FlamesNation prospect update: college kids ready for action

It’s mid-November, friends, and the number of Calgary Flames prospects playing hockey is expanding! Glenn Gawdin started his time in Switzerland and a bunch of the American prospects are about to begin their seasons. Let’s dive into our weekly snapshot!


Flamesnation Top 20 Prospects 2020: #13 Ilya Nikolayev

Once steering clear of Russians, two-way centreman Ilya Nikolayevwas the second in the wave of Russian players selected over the past three NHL Drafts. The 6’0″, 192-pound left-hand shot has been touted for playing a well rounded, 200 foot brand of hockey. He is FlamesNation’s 13th-ranked prospect of 2020.