Ilya Nikolayev is joining the USHL’s Tri-City Storm

One of the Calgary Flames’ prospects has found a new home for the 2021-22 hockey season. Sources have confirmed to FlamesNation that Russian forward Ilya Nikolayev has joined the United States Hockey League’s Tri-City Storm for training camp and has been added to their protected list.


Daniil Chechelev is coming to North America

Another Calgary Flames prospect from Europe is headed over to North America. Per a tweet from his agent, Alyosha Pilko, goaltender Daniil Chechelev is coming over to play in North America in the 2021-22 season.


2021 FlamesNation Prospect Rankings: #7 Connor Mackey

The Calgary Flames boast a brawny track record when it comes to signing undrafted, unproven defencemen. And while expecting Connor Mackey to morph into the next Mark Giordano is a ludicrous assumption—somewhere in between a meteor demolishing the Saddledome and Sufjan Stevens releasing a bad album in terms of likelihood—the 24-year-old defenceman is swiftly ascending…


Dillon Dube’s three-year contract is good for both player and team

When the Flames signed Dillon Dube to a three-year contract at $2.3 million per last week, it seemed on the surface like a fair deal for both sides. Despite having yet to play a full “normal” NHL season, there’s plenty to suggest Dube is trending towards being a core piece for Calgary. That said, he’s…


FlamesNation Mailbag: here comes September

The month of August is almost complete. Most of the Calgary Flames’ off-season to-do list is complete. Training camp opens for rookies in a couple of weeks, and three for veteran players. It’s gonna get busy quite quickly, friends. Let’s check out the mailbag!


Report: Stockton signs two goalies

The AHL’s Stockton Heat have reportedly added a pair of depth goaltenders. According to a piece by The Athletic’s Darren Haynes, the Heat have signed goalies Andrew Shortridge and Matt Greenfield to two-way AHL/ECHL contracts. Both players are returnees to the Flames organization from 2020-21. Shortridge, 26, is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. He played three…


Ilya Nikolayev is likely headed to North America

You could be forgiven if you had forgotten about Calgary Flames prospect Ilya Nikolayev. The Russian product was drafted by the team back in the third round of the 2019 NHL Draft, but he’s fallen off the radar a bit. Nikolayev was signed to Metallurg Zhlobin in the Belarusian Extraliga for 2021-22, but he was…


2021 FlamesNation Prospect Rankings: #11 Emilio Pettersen

You know that stale audiovisual narrative trope where a child star since faded from their early fame mounts a comeback? The teen pop sensation releases a sombre and serious piano record in adulthood, the forgotten math prodigy grows up to publish a pioneering theorem, etc etc.